John describes the story of Jesus in the wilderness as a story of a test of identity that asks who is Jesus as “son of God”? What kind of son of God will he be? Like the Roman Emperor, Adam, David? All carry the title “son of God”.
We too are beloved children of God. How do we understand that and how is that identify tested?
John then offers some thoughts on how to approach lent in light of all this from a Franciscan perspective based on the Ash Wednesday homily.
The notes for this sermon can be found here