Jesus was tempted by Satan, and the angels looked after him.

A reading from the holy gospel according to Mark 1:12-15

Right away God’s Spirit made Jesus go into the desert. He stayed there for forty days while Satan tested him. Jesus was with the wild animals, but angels took care of him. After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee and told the good news that comes from God. He said, “The time has come! God’s kingdom will soon be here. Turn back to God and believe the good news!”

The gospel of the Lord.