26th Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday, 3rd October 2020

Daily Word Of God

Luke 10:17-22

The seventy-two came back rejoicing. ‘Lord,’ they said, ‘even the devils submit to us when we use your name.’ He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Look, I have given you power to tread down serpents and scorpions and the whole strength of the enemy; nothing shall ever hurt you. Yet do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you; rejoice instead that your names are written in heaven.’

Just at this time, filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, he said, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children. Yes, Father, for that is what it has pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • The seventy-two disciples were filled with joy because they were given the power over devils, etc. However, Jesus reminded them that true joy comes from everlasting life.


  • Jesus also said that “true joy” comes from the gift of knowing God’s Will and His ways. This revelation comes from the Holy Spirit; and not from our own knowledge or cleverness.


  • Am I a source of joy to other people? Is the joy that I bring them derived from my faith, hope and love for God, or is it derived from my worldly behaviour?