Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners,
We encourage you to reflect on Friday’s readings at this link:
If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11
Responsorial: Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14
Gospel: Luke 4:31-37
Our reflection on Tuesday’s readings:
“A great prophet has arisen in our midst and God has visited his people.” Luke 7:16
"What is there about his word?” How blessed are we to understand that the man in front of the Pharisees and scribes was the Word of God that was from the beginning the source of everything.
The Son had created the world through his word. We have the benefit of the New Testament witness of the good news from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and the Epistles. We have read and heard proclaimed all the Good News including the miracles of healing, the exorcisms freeing the afflicted from spirits, raising Lazarus and others from the dead. His words of authority come from his Father. Our Father. We know “What is there about his word.”
Our lives are blessed. In tough times and joyful times, we are blessed knowing His Word. The question for us is how do we share this good news? Sure, we share it in our Bible study groups and in our small church communities. That is important. I find it easier to share my money with strangers than to share my love of the Word, my love of Jesus Christ. Our challenge is to share the word with those who have not heard the good news. Not by proselytizing or pointing out what “they” should do or believe, but by sharing our love of the word with them.
God has filled us with the grace and understanding of the word. Let us share it with all. Amen.
Deacon John McShea