If someone asks me for my opinion for the first gospel they should read I refer them to Mark. Mark is an action biography of what Jesus did – not so much as what he taught (as does Matthew and Luke.) And in today’s reading we see Jesus baptized and immediately tempted. It occurred to me that this is the same way Satan tries to work in the life of new believers. When we arise from the waters of baptism we are making a choice between being obedient to God or or to Satan. And Satan does not like to lose!