Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 13, A.D. 2003
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
At this time of year, the Church invites us to journey with Jesus as he
begins His public ministry in the region of Galilee, proclaiming the
good news of God. The Gospel says, "This is the time of fulfillment. The
reign of God is at hand! Reform your lives and believe in the Gospel!"
Aren't you thrilled to be living in these times of fulfillment?
Yes, we should be excited and animated to be living in these times of
grace and forgiveness. Now is the time for us to take control of our
lives, to shuck off the yoke of Satan, to gain mastery over the evil
spirits, by the power of the Holy Spirit, through the saving atonement
of Jesus, the Lord our God.
These are the times that were foretold by the prophets, that generations
of Jews lived for in anxious expectation. We are among the blessed ones
to be alive now, to have the opportunity to become perfectly holy through
the many saving sacramental graces given us by Jesus and through the
wisdom of His Body - the loving Church established by Christ.
Let us be thankful then, and rejoice; for salvation can be ours even
though we live amid darkness, chaos and an evil world.
- Joachim, ocds
St. Hilary, bishop, doctor of the Church
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