Posted by: livingscripture | September 19, 2014

Twenty-fourth Friday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day


Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God.  Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities.”

 (Luke 8: 1-2)     


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This itinerary of Jesus is very beautiful.  He does not remain within the protective walls of a fixed abode.  He goes in search of those He came to save.  He proclaims to them that salvation is the Kingdom of God.; that He Himself and the Good News the Father told Him to make known are the true plan of life and salvation.

The evangelist notes that with Him were the 12 apostles and some women.  They were women whom Jesus had made free, new, and fervent. Evil spirits and infirmities had been overcome by Him who had proclaimed and shown Himself to be, Life and Resurrection par excellence.  (Cf. John 3: 16)

It is the Jesus that I too meet in Faith today on the roads of my life and of this our history.  I need only ask Him to make me attentive and aware of His Presence, of His will to heal me from evil desires, from thoughts or feelings of envy and jealousy, and from the acquiescence that destroys life, the true life that is instead in various ways, the gift of self.

Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I shall delight in God’s presence and being with Him throughout my life. 

Lord Jesus, just as the women followed You along the streets of Palestine, I too follow You in the desire to be continually touched and healed deeply by Your Word.  Then I can run, free and happy, seeking to live Your Kingdom that is already present here and now in the teachings of Your Gospel. 

The voice of Walter Rauschenbusch, Contemporary Prophet 

Our Teacher, yet again place in our hearts and on our lips Your prayer: May Your Kingdom come; may Your will be done on earth”.


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