Good News C9
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
In the early days there was just talking to spread the word. Then, they wrote things down on parchment paper and rolled them up in scrolls to save them for future generations. Next, came books, then still pictures, then moving pictures.
There are two
people today who have tried to help us understand who
Imagine if you were
I want you to stand up and read this aloud: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind. He has sent me to let the oppressed go free. He has sent me to proclaim this year as acceptable to the Lord.”
You can make
this scripture passage continue to be fulfilled today by your actions. You are the one that God has chosen to follow
in the footsteps of
You can share food with the hungry. You can share your clothing with those who have none. You can cheer up the sad and lonely. You can buy a toy to share with someone who has no toys. You can give others in your family the right to choose. You can pray and ask God to show you what he wants you to do to. Look in the mirror. You are the one that God chose to be you. He called you by name. He knew when you were to be born and who your parents were going to be for a long time. He loves you very much. Decide that the things you do for God this year will be quite acceptable to the Lord.
Say the “Our Father” and the Prayer of St. Francis and ask God to show you how he wants you to serve his people.
“Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.”
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
Copyright © 2004 Joan Y. Edwards