The story of the temptation of Jesus is one that may be too familiar for us because we hear it every year on the first Sunday of Lent. The difference with Mark’s gospel as opposed to Matthew or Luke is just far less detail. Jesus is baptized, Jesus goes out into the desert, Jesus goes out and preaches – bam, done – because Mark is in a hurry to get this down. He realizes now that Jesus has been gone for twenty years maybe, and he’s afraid we’re going to forget the story. . . .