"I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me." (John 5:30)
Part of our Lenten journey is to quiet the noise of the world to hear more clearly the voice of God. Jesus made it quite clear in today's gospel that he sought only to do the will of the Father. There are distractions all around us (yes, even chimneys in Rome) that can prevent us from doing God's will. But during Lent, our ears and hearts must be more finely tuned to God's voice who is calling us out of the wilderness and into his loving arms. May we endeavor each and every day to seek not what we want or our selfish interests, but to seek always the will of a loving God who will always lead us to where we need to be.