Mark 1:12-15 Jesus prepared

Goats following a track in the Judean Wilderness (D Winterburn).

And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days tested by Satan, and he was with wild beasts, and the angels were serving him. 

After John was handed over, Jesus went into the Galilee proclaiming the good news of God, and saying: ‘The time has been fulfilled and the Kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news.’

Take from us,
O God, all pride and vanity,
all boasting and self-assertion,
and give us the true courage that shows itself in gentleness,
the true wisdom that shows itself in simplicity,
and the true power that shows itself in modesty.

Charles Kingsley

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