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Wow…this last Lego challenge brought the most submissions yet!! We are just so impressed with the creativity that is being sent in. The depictions really help to bring the themes to life and not only inspire us, but so many others as well!! I've attached the new challenge below this short reflection on it's theme this week.
So, this past weekend at Mass we heard about the story when Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and was tempted by the devil. This is one of those pivotal points in the Bible on so many levels that books have been written about it.
On one of these levels, this story takes the spiritual warfare that is going on in the shadows all around us and brings it out into the light. It shows us clearly that the devil has a plan at all times to pull us into the shadows, and even the Son of God could not be exempt from that attempt. Satan had hoped that Jesus' humanness would not be able to stand the tests that he presented, but, as we know, His perfection of humanity passed those tests with flying colors.
Jesus shows us that being human does not make it impossible to conquer sin. Being that our human forms were created by a perfect Deity who created us in His image, He shows us that as we strive for perfection we can become more and more able to pass the tests that Satan gives us. The trick? We have to try to become more like Jesus!! Satan knows this perfectly, and daily tries to convince us to sit back on our haunches and not make this a priority.
Why does He do this? Because he knows that it is his only chance to gain possession of our souls.
I, for one, cringe at this thought, and it makes me more determined than ever to look only towards the Lord who saved me and can perfect this weak, frail body of mine.
So, this week, let's try to pray more, to honestly invite God into our lives to help us grow in strength through Him. He is our God, the lover of our souls, and He will come to our aid!
This week's challenge has to do with this theme; we can't wait to see the submissions!!
THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE: Satan Tempts Jesus in the Desert
40 Days. 3 Temptations. 1 Lord. Reread the Gospel reading, Luke 4:1-13, about the amazing display of Jesus' strength and faithfulness to His Father during a very difficult and challenging time in the wilderness, or click on the link below to watch a video about it. Then build something that stood out to you from the story!
(February 14 - 20):
Short Video for Kids - may be a little slow for some, but worth the watch!
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Prepare Ye the Way
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