The gospel of the first Sunday of Lent brings us together with Jesus on the mountain. Christ is away from the people, experiencing loneliness and moments of confrontation with evil.
Each of us experiences loneliness and the attempts of temptation.
In the example in the Bible, God is presenting man with a deeper love for his Creator. As we know, the greatest temptation took place in Paradise, where, because of disobedience and lack of trust, we lost the original friendship with God, but also among ourselves.
In the temptation in the desert, Jesus is confronted by Satan as the first people were with the snake. With this, however the difference is that Jesus is unworthy of any of these proposals. It is the announcement of the final battles that took place on the cross.
The death of Jesus restores the way of dialogue with God.
At the beginning of Lent, like every year, we are called to conversion.
In defeating Satan, Jesus teaches us how to fight against sin and its consequences.
We need to know the significance of Jesus and all His accomplishments over time.
Jesus proclaimed, love of God and neighbor, and our enemies as the basis of the Kingdom of God whose participants are already here on earth.
With our cooperation, the acceptance of God's law and involvement in its realization is dependent on how the Kingdom of God will be seen in the modern world.
Lent is a time of reflection on the mystery of the presence of the Son of God on earth.
Jesus came into the world to help us rebuild our ties and trust in God. Conversion, which is the only way in this process, must therefore rely on our transformation, changing the way by which we look at the world and ourselves.
We need everywhere and in every situation, good and bad, to see you God, and certainly it will help us to get closer to Him.