27 January: Third Sunday in the Ordinary time: God’s Word

January 25th, 2013

Third Sunday in the Ordinary time: God’s Word
Today’s readings, though they have been very shortened and stripped of their contexts, are beautifully chosen to represent the beginning of Jesus’ work on earth and stress the power the Word of God has to touch us, to challenge us and to change us. The readings invite us to build our lives on God’s Word. We are to read, meditate and apply it into our lives.

January 20th : Second Sunday of the Ordinary Time: Transformation

January 18th, 2013

Today is the 2nd Sunday of the Ordinary Time. The Gospel present a 'theophany' where Jesus manifests himself as the one who brings a new taste, a new colour and a new fragrance in to our lives. Wherever Jesus is - there is new life, where ever Jesus is - there is an abundance, wherever Jesus is - there is richness, and with whom Jesus is - their future is insured.

January 13 th : The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord : Being the Beloved

January 11th, 2013

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord's second manifestation or epiphany which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan. Jesus descended into the River to sanctify its waters and to give them the power to beget sons of God. The event takes on the importance of a second creation in which the entire Trinity intervenes. At His baptism Christ was proclaimed the "Beloved Son" of the Father; at our Baptism we become the adopted sons of God. At Christ's baptism the heavens were opened; at our Baptism heaven was opened to us. At His baptism Jesus prayed; after our Baptism we must pray to avoid actual sin.

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