“Bless the Lord, my soul, Lord my God, how great you are! Clothed in majesty and splendor, wearing the light as a robe.” Psalm 104
On Sunday 21st we were privileged with a walk through the mountains where Jesus was tempted by the devil. We were ten people: Andrea, Lúcia, Nancy and Maria (novices) Sr. Juliana and Sr. Ivone, Luciano, Sema, Ada and Mark (associates and friends of Sion).
We started our journey super excited and admiring the beauty of God’s creation. It was great for us to see flowers between the stones. This taught us to always have hope, even if the walk is full of stones. It is necessary to be life among stones.
In our break, we prayed and reflected Psalm 23.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. In grassy meadows he lets me lay down. By tranquil streams he leads me to restore my spirit.”
The green of plants and colors of flowers invite us to meditate the greatness of the Lord and glorify the Lord as the “Good Shepherd”.
We had the second break to contemplate the wonders of God and pray with Psalm 104.
“Bless the Lord, my soul, Lord my God, how great you are! Clothed in majesty and splendor, wearing the light as a robe.”
We continued our journey and a few hours later we arrived at the mountain where Jesus was tempted by the devil. We prayed with Luke 4 and we imagined the scene of Jesus winning the devil’s temptations.
“Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert, for forty days being put to the test by the devil.”
That was the most special moment we had, because we were in the same place of the text when we were praying. We had a very nice walk.
We thank God for the wonderful day that we had and our journey where we believe that Jesus spent 40 days and 40 nights in praying.
Lúcia de Fátima.
Community St. John in Montana
February 22nd 2016