FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
Fourth Wednesday of Ordinary Time
St. Agatha Virgin and Martyr
February 5, 2020
WORD of the DAY
“Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. (Mark 6: 3)
How shall I live this Word?
For many years, Jesus lived in Nazareth in the simple daily reality and did not attract admiration. Thus the surprise of those who began to be aware of His public life full of the miraculous was understandable. Jesus teaches us that His life on earth was permeated above all by two modalities; to accept the Father’s will and to not remove Himself from the marvel of His neighbors. The question was very strong. Who is He and why does He act this way?
The pages of the Holy Scripture explain it but our mind and our heart sometimes want more certainty. Without the light of Faith there is nothing to illumine the Way, the Truth, and the Life which is the person of Jesus, His way of relating to us.
Lord, always increase my faith. Your time on earth has meaning precisely because it goes beyond our criteria. In fact, it opens wide Your relationship with human beings as the son of God and our human-Divine Brother. Thank You Lord! Your love for us is infinite as is Your will to save us.
The voice of Jean Vanier, Founder of the Arch Community
Jesus is hungry, thirsty, a prisoner, a stranger, naked, sick, dying. Jesus is with the oppressed and the poor. Living with Jesus is living with the poor. Living with the poor is living with Jesus.
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