Friday after Epiphany: 10th January, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus – The Truth: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed the Truth of the Good News at His home village in Nazara, and all were astonished by His gracious words.  Are we open to the Truth of the Good News that challenges us to seek God’s Wisdom to overcome all our immoral, unethical and deceptive living?

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 4:14-22a

Jesus, with the power of the Spirit in him, returned to Galilee; and his reputation spread throughout the countryside. He taught in their synagogues and everyone glorified him.  He came to Nazara, where he had been brought up, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day as he usually did. He stood up to read,

and they handed him the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll he found the place where it is written:

The spirit of the Lord is on me, for he has anointed me to bring the good news to the afflicted. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives, sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim a year of favour from the Lord.

He then rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the assistant and sat down. And all eyes in the synagogue were fixed on him.  Then he began to speak to them, ‘This text is being fulfilled today even while you are listening.’ And he won the approval of all, and they were astonished by the gracious words that came from his lips.