Lenten Series: "Chocolate for Lent: Taking In vs Giving Up"
Sacred Scripture: Mark 1:9-15
Overview: Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness was a personal test that empowered him for his coming life. Similarly, spiritual formation is about choosing to enter into times of testing in order to strengthen us for radical discipleship.
Human Need: When we face tough times we struggle to understand the meaning behind what is happening.
Community Challenge: Our sacred story invites us to find sources of spiritual support and consolation around us and to learn dependence on God by entering into the spiritual wildernesses of our lives, particularly in the Lenten season.