Welcome to Lent, a personally beloved season.
It is not so because of the sober tone and doom and gloom, but despite it.
It is so beloved because it is authentic, reflective, and emphasizes Jesus’ humanity.
The Christian Church professes that Jesus is fully divine and fully human, but it is challenging to wrap our minds around and communicate this divine mystery. Therefore, we have consciously or unconsciously decided to evaluate the divinity of Jesus at the expense of his humanity.
Honestly, it is hard as a helpless, worthless, sinful critter to deeply connect with the divine nature of Jesus.
Yet, this morning we witness Jesus within an universal human experience… temptation.
But, was Jesus really tempted? Read the rest of this entry »