The program description for Lent.

We like things that are short and to the point.  But Sunday’s Gospel (Mark) is almost too short.  And after Ash Wednesday, the push at the start of Lent, it can sound kind of random. 

In on-screen TV program guides, you get the name of the show and sentence or two describing it.  Sometimes a program description reads like its author never saw a television, much less the show in question. 

But other times, it nails it. 


And that’s Sunday’s Gospel.  Short and to the point, it’s the program description for Lent.  And it nails it. 

More on this tomorrow. 

Readings for Sunday: