22nd Week, Ordinary Time: Monday 2nd September 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 4:16-22a

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.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • ‘The spirit of the Lord is upon me …’ Jesus’ words remind us that we can do nothing without God who gives us strength.


  • For example, Blessed Mother Teresa was truly holy and selfless in her giving because she loved God in everything that she did.


  • Trust in God. Let Him lead you. Have the courage and selflessness to serve and love others because God wants this of you.