FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT – HOLY GOSPEL: Mark 1:9-15

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.  11And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”  And the Spirit immediately drove Jesus out into the wilderness.  13He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.  14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”