Episode 3 – Lent Begins, Jesus is Tempted in the Wilderness

The Scripture readings for this week are Romans 10:8b-13 and Luke 4:1-13.

Our season of Lent begins with hearing about Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.  He resisted the devil’s empty promises by returning to the Word.  We ground our Lenten practice by returning to God’s promises, in Scripture and through honoring the Sabbath.

This episode refers to a glitter jar.  If you’d like to make your own to provide a focal point for a practice of stillness, here are the simple instructions:

1. Find a glass jar with a screw top lid (mason jar, repurpose a jar from spaghetti sauce or similar).

2. Fill it up to 1/3 with glue (Elmer’s clear school glue works well).  More glue means longer for the glitter to settle.

3. Add glitter (about 1 ounce, more or less to your liking)

4. Fill the balance of the jar with water.

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