Gospel Reflection for February 17, 1st Sunday of Lent: Carrie Underwood’s song “Good Girl” is about how tempting even a bad relationship can be. In this Sunday’s gospel, Jesus faces his own temptations at the hands of the devil. The temptations we face are different for each person, but the resolve to remain strong is something we all can ask Jesus to help us with.
Key Lines: His lips are dripping honey/But he’ll sting you like a bee/So lock up all your love and/Go and throw away the key/Hey good girl/Get out while you can/I know you think you got a good man
Questions: Why do things that are not good for us attract us? What is tempting about a relationship you know is no good? Are the things that tempt you always bad? How are temptations like lies? If you were in Jesus’ place in this Sunday’s gospel, what do you think the devil would show you to tempt you? What helps you say no to things that are wrong or not good for you?