DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Knowing the Messiah: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed the fulfillment of the prophets of Holy Scriptures to His villagers at Nazara. They were astonished at His Wisdom. If we were to read and reflect on God’s Word, with an open mind, we too would be astonished and enlightened by its Truth through the Holy Spirit.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus 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.