In the Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent, Jesus is tempted in the desert.  “At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.  He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry” (Matthew 4: 2b).  The devil tempted Jesus when he was most vulnerable, hungry and thirsty after days of fasting.  The devil wanted Jesus to use his power to satisfy his hunger.  Jesus refused.  He knew only trust in God satisfies human hungers.  Only through trust in God would he accomplish his mission.  Whether the hunger is for food, shelter, comfort, companionship, or justice, God will satisfy.  How has God satisfied your hunger?  How can you help God satisfy the hungers of others?

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