3rd Sunday in Lent 2018
We learn in the Mass texts not to let evil enter our thoughts, words or deeds. This is so we live every moment purely and for God. Then we are prepared for the last moment when we receive the grace of perseverance efficaciously. As the good works of Jesus were criticized in the Gospel, so we must also overcome discouragement during our Lenten practices. We must remember the saints who were like us sinners but who trusted in God and were victorious.