Taste and See: Ministry of care


The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness and he remained there for forty days, and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild beasts, and the angels looked after him.

After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’

Gospel for the 1st Sunday of Lent
Mark 1:12-15

The angels gathered to care for Jesus and Jesus came and comes to us to care for us.

Does it end there? Hopefully not – for the gathering of the faithful as Church, in Christ, fits us in our turn to continue the mission of love and care. We do this individually and collectively, in the public works of the Church and also in the many more and hidden acts which are entrusted to us as individuals and which no-one but God (and the angels!) may ever know of…

  • For whom have you cared today?
  • Who and how will you seek to serve tomorrow?

Detail of sculpture at West Door, St Trophime, Arles. (c) 2014, Allen Morris


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