Today’s Gospel takes us into the wilderness with Jesus. To be authentic stewards we must face our own demons. We must acknowledge that we need to rely on others, facing the demon of individualism. Individualism isolates us from other races, genders, nations and classes. We must also encounter the demon of power that tempts us to be in control of all situations. As followers of Jesus we must struggle with pride. We work to put aside thoughts and words that elevate the self over others, looking for adulation for our perceived goodness. Lent is a time to rely on God’s grace to help us to deal with those demons that keep us from being authentic stewards.