The Nativity of the Lord : Monday, 25th December 2023

Daily Word Of God

John 1:1, 9-14

In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word was the real light that gives light to everyone; he was coming into the world. He was in the world that had come into being through him, and the world did not recognise him. He came to his own and his own people did not accept him. But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believed in his name who were born not from human stock or human desire or human will but from God himself.

The Word became flesh, he lived among us, and we saw his glory, the glory that he has from the Father as only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • The Gospel affirms that Jesus, as the Word, is the real Light that will lead all peoples to eternal salvation. This Incarnation of the Word begins the whole Plan of God’s Salvation.


  • Because Jesus is fully God and fully human, He is able to reveal God’s love for us clearly and fully to all peoples.


  • Jesus offers eternal life to us, and we must respond with gratitude to Him in a personal way not only at Christmas, but also every day of our lives. This is so that we will not take His love for granted.