First Week of Lent

After 40 days in the desert, Jesus preached about fulfillment, the Kingdom of heaven, and the need to repent and believe. He taught that anyone who turns away from the poor, ignores the sick, dehumanizes prisoners, or excludes newcomers likewise rejects the Lord. Even if it takes a while, people can change. Like everyone, Peter had his faults as he faced Jesus’ challenge to become perfect, like the heavenly Father. When we say, “I’m only human,” does it sound like making excuses or the making of a perfectly humble disciple?