Bringing Good News
Luke 1:1-4. 4:14-21
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today I will review my New Year's resolutions and work on abiding by one in a particular way.
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Lord, I come to discover you more
deeply today. I believe that you are really present in your word. I trust that you guide my life. I
love you for taking the initiative to look for me by your Incarnation.
Lord, fill me with the joy of your presence.
1. Telling the Story:
Gospels tell us the truth about Jesus Christ: his life, teachings, death and resurrection. In Jesus
Christ, God has personally become involved in human history. He has come to make a path to eternal
union with the Father. We can thank Our Lord for becoming man and strengthening the relationship
between God and man. We should read the Gospels with reverence and take seriously Christ's
invitation to become his followers.
2. Glad Tidings to the Poor:
All of us are
poor in God's eyes. We all need his grace, friendship and mercy. Our spiritual neediness is a source
of blessings. Christ has come to enrich each of us with the presence of his love, the love of the
Father for his children. When we are in need, we can turn with confidence to Christ. We can learn
from him how to make our life fruitful. Do I turn to him in confidence in my needs? Do I allow the
greatness of his presence in my heart to fill me with joy?
3. A Year Acceptable to the
For three short years Jesus walked among the people of Palestine. How many people
really discovered him for who he was? We, too, have only a short time to come to know the Lord. Our
human existence is short. Jesus gives us many ways to come into contact with him: his word in
Scripture, the sacraments, the good example of other Christians, the providential circumstances of
our life, etc. Christ is present for the asking. Do I attempt to discover him more deeply each day?
Conversation with Christ:
Lord, thank you for singling me out. I know that you
me many ways to discover you. Help me to look for you
more this day through the eyes of
faith. I want to commit to following you.
Today I will review
my New Year's resolutions and work on abiding by one in a particular way.
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