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Sermon 269 : 1st Sunday of Lent : Angels and Wild Beasts
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"Our readings for the first Sunday of Lent highlight the cosmic and universal nature of God's redemptive purpose. The covenant of Noah was made, not just with Noah and his family, but with ""all living things."" We see this universality on iconic display in the Gospel. Jesus goes into the desert and he is ""waited on by angels and accompanied by wild beasts."" Jesus' redemption affects all dimensions of creation, seen and unseen."