Remember God’s Marvelous Deeds

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

JANUARY 23, 2023  

Third MONDAY of Ordinary Time

WORD of the DAY 

Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done marvelous deeds.

 (Psalm 97 (98)

How shall I live this Word?  

When we pray with these verses, we must also enter into ourselves and remember the wonders that the Lord has done in our lives. Unfortunately, it happens that we have a short memory and we unknowingly move away from Him. These verses take us back to chapter 12 of Exodus: “This day will be a memorial for you; you will celebrate it as a feast of the Lord: from generation to generation, you will celebrate it as a perennial rite.” Yes, it is the exit from the slavery of the people of Israel by the Lord, but also in our lives the Lord has certainly intervened “With a powerful hand and an outstretched arm, because His love is forever. (Psalm 136:12)”. They are interventions that the Lord has made in us and we must always have them present in order not to let them fall into oblivion, an oblivion that subsequently leads us to live the faith in a habitual way and to gradually detach ourselves from Him.

Thank you, Lord, for everything you have done in me. Grant that everything may be in You.

The Voice of Pope Francis Homily 21 April 2016

It is good for the Christian heart to remember my path, my own path: how the Lord has led me here, how He took me by the hand. […] To remember, to be mindful of one’s life, of one’s path, to take up this and do it often. […] Memory brings us closer to God. […] I advise you this, simply remember. […] Memory of the beautiful and great things that the Lord has done in the life of each of us.

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