Saturday, January 23, 2010
3rd Sunday in ordinary time, cycle C, Gospel: LK. 1:1-4; 4: 14-21
Photo courtesy of Crossroads Initiative
How important is the Word of God in your life?
In contrast with the empty words of the world, the Word of God is powerful. The Word is God Himself. He has power to bring order to our lives.
Second, the Word of God is incarnated in Jesus, the Son of God. He is the basis of a righteous life that is obedient to the will of the Father. He is the fulfillment of the law; all of it resides in him. Thus, the Word is not just inscribed in the 10 commandments; we have to start listening daily to the Word that is Jesus himself.
Third, the Word of God leads us to salvation. It is like Jesus announced, "to bring glad tidings to the poor, to set prisoners free, hope to the downtrodden, and announce a year of favor in the Lord."
Let us cooperate with the Lord as serve as instruments of hope to people. Let God's word be incarnated in us, mainly, Jesus Christ. He is the one we profess to follow, love, and adore.