“The tempter approached and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.’ He said in reply, ‘It is written: One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.’”
Bread is good. Fasting is good. Jesus is faced with both.
Jesus’ hunger after 40 days of fasting was intense; yet he was convinced, “One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.”
How does Jesus’ conviction strengthen your own?
Heritage word—“In giving us the Lenten austerity, Jesus gives us the grace of His own sufferings and enables us to enter into union with Him by participation in these sufferings.”
(Sister Mary Arthur, 7th Provincial of the Toledo Province)