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Lent is a time to simplify life and live the way Jesus did

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Now, to reflect on this Gospel in the Scripture lessons of today at the beginning of the Lenten season, it's important to put this incident of Jesus being tempted within the framework of the Scriptures that have already been proclaimed to us about the baptism of Jesus and the mission that God gave to him at his baptism.

Letters from confirmation candidates enlighten Advent journey

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You’re aware, I’m sure, that the word Advent means coming and during this season, we’re celebrating a coming of God into our midst in a very powerful and special way. First of all, we’re looking forward to celebrate the coming of Jesus that happened 2,000 years ago when the Son of God became part of human history, became a human just like us in every way except sin.

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