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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
Homilies/Reflections

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK

1 Jn 4:19-5:4, Lk. 4:14-22. Today's Gospel recounts moment when the Lord proclaimed the truth of God and fulfilment of the wonderful promises of the Salvation of God in Synagogue of His own hometown, Nazareth. At that time, Jesus read the prophecy from the scroll of the prophet Isaiah and His words, which specifically mentioned what the Messiah or the Saviour would do in order to save the people. The Lord Jesus essentially proclaimed the coming of God’s time of grace, His salvation and liberation to all the people. He did not mince His words or hold back anything as He proclaimed God’s truth. He was the Anointed One and the Holy One of God sent into the world to be the Saviour. Through Him all would once again see the light of hope and a way out of the darkness of sin in this world.

All of these are what we believe in as Christians, that we hold true and strongly to this same truth that the Lord had proclaimed and He had then proven through His loving sacrifice on the Cross. The love of God has been made manifest into this world through Christ and this love was shown to us by the selfless sacrifice and the life-giving action that the Lord had done, in offering up Himself for our sake, for our liberation from sin and for our salvation. Today's first reading presents us with this reality as Christ is said to be the manifestation of God’s love made flesh just as we celebrate it this Christmas season. He also exhorted Christians to turn towards the Lord with love, that just as He has loved us so generously at first, then we should also love Him to the best of our abilities with our most sincere love and to show the same love to our fellow brothers and sisters as well.

May the Lord open to us the treasure of His love so that we may be true instruments of the love of God! Amen!! Keep safe and have a glorious day!!!

 
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