February 18th First Sunday in Lent – Stones

On this first Sunday in Lent we remember how Jesus endured the temptations and decided to put his trust in God alone. In our turn, as a symbol that we will not take the easy or even the sensible way, we place stones at the foot of our Lent Cross. 

Matthew 4. 2-4

After spending 40 days and nights without food, Jesus was hungry. Then the Devil came to him and said: “If you are God’s Son, order these stones to turn into bread.” But Jesus answered, “The Scripture says, ‘Human beings cannot live on bread alone, but need every word that God speaks’”

Hymn:  And so we sing:

Man shall not live by bread alone,
But by every word
That proceeds from the mouth of the Lord:
Allelu-,  Alleluia

Prayer: Let us pray together:

God of our Lord Jesus, help us not so much to focus on what we ‘give up’ this Lent as on how much we ‘give in’ to your ways. Amen