Weekday of Christmas Time : Saturday, 6th January 2024

Daily Word Of God

Luke 3:23, 31-34, 36, 38

When Jesus began to teach, he was about thirty years old, being the son, as it was thought, of Joseph son of Heli, son of Melea, son of Menna, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David, son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Sala, son of Nahshon, son of Amminadab, son of Admin, son of Arni, son of Hezron, son of Perez, son of Judah, son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, son of Terah, son of Nahor, son of Cainan, son of Arphaxad, son of Shem, son of Noah, son of Lamech, son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • Today’s Gospel in St Luke’s genealogy, he emphasizes that Jesus is the founder of humankind through Adam. This differs from St Matthew’s (Mt 1:1-17) emphasis of Jesus as the founder of the Jewish nation through Abraham.


  • When St Luke stated that Jesus was thirty years old when He began His Public Ministry, he was stressing the importance of Jesus’ humanity; that having lived for thirty years in Nazareth, He knew the intricacies of human living and relationships, which gave Him the credibility to preach the Good News.


  • What are our experiences of God in our daily hectic life and relationships?