Seventh Day within Octave of Christmas : Thursday, 31st December 2020

Daily Word Of God

John 1:1, 9-14, 18

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. No one has ever seen God; it is the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • Jesus embodies the Word of God and reveals the Truth of the Word through His thoughts, words and deeds that are centred on fully living for God.


  • John recognized that Jesus is the Word made flesh – “The light of men” and pointed his disciples to Him because John’s heart was constantly open to the Holy Spirit’s promptings.


  • Today is the last day of the year. Recall how you have lived the year. What were God’s challenges to you?  Ask the Lord for the graces to live a more Christ-centred and Spirit led life in the coming year.