Making A Comeback

The Spirit sent Jesus out toward the desert. He stayed in the wasteland forty days, put to the test there by Satan

Mark 1:12
Mark 1:12-15

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First Sunday of Lent,

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According to an old rabbinical story…

In a small East European country there lived a pious Jewish lad who wanted to become a Rabbi. He walked several miles each day, to and from the synagogue, for his Scripture lessons. Between the boy’s home and the synagogue there stood a fruit stand, owned by an atheist. Whenever the boy walked past the fruit stand, the owner would taunt him about his faith. “Where are you going, young man, to see God again?” he would ask. Or, “Did you find God in good health today?” The boy always continued on his way, never answering. One day, in an effort to evoke a response, the nonbeliever selected the biggest, shiniest apple from…

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