Friday after Epiphany: 10th January 2020

Daily Word Of God

Luke 4:14-22a

Jesus, with the power of the Spirit in him, returned to Galilee; and his reputation spread throughout the countryside. He taught in their synagogues and everyone glorified him.  He 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” was upon Jesus. Jesus is always guided by the Spirit in everything He does. He also does everything according to His Father’s Will.


  • Jesus’ Words are grace-filled; always in congruence with the Father’s Will. When we live in the Spirit we too will live a more integrated life in accordance to the Father’s Ways.


  • As long as we are open to God’s Spirit, even though we are victims of life’s pains and tragedies, we will gradually grow into becoming more grace-filled persons who are able to touch many people through the Spirit of God that is within us.