Jesus is taken up a very high mountain to get a good view. There, he is offered all the kingdoms of the world—in all their “splendor”, to be exact. That must have been quite a sight! And a remarkable temptation, too. The temptation is thinking that a future could be secured with worldly goods, and structures that support them--maybe even just a part of it. Jesus, fully human, sees more clearly than we do. He knows our need for daily bread; he calls us to care for the poor. But he also knows the temptation to serve two masters. Lent is a good time to examine our temptation to serve the material, especially as we are reminded that we are “but dust, and to dust we shall return.”
SUNDAY MORNING ROLL-OUT!
St. Mary's will serve a hot breakfast from 8:30-9:45 EVERY SUNDAY. Rev. Bill will take the floor from 9:10 to 9:50 during breakfast and offer a lesson and reflection on the inexhaustible subject of being “Unabashedly Episcopalian.”
Fellowship, breaking bread, and bringing the congregation from both the first and second service together. Come whenever breakfast is being served, at whatever time suits your schedule.
It will be informal, casual, participatory, and fun! You don’t have to follow a syllabus be prepared. You don’t have to be “on time” either. Come when you can. Just eat good food and spend some fun time with your fellow parishioners!
They spent their time learning from the apostles, and they were like family to each other. They also broke bread and prayed together. Acts 2:42