Into the Center of History

Friday, January 18, 2013

Luke 3

Each of the first three chapters of Luke’s Gospel begins with a time-reference, placing Jesus in the depths of history. The ministry of Jesus begins, with its preparation in the preaching of John the Baptist. He preaches to you, readying you along with the crowd about John. The prophecy of Simeon pierced Mary’s heart with the sword of suffering; so let the ax of John fall into the center of your being, unpacking the hidden recesses of sinfulness that may lurk there.

Jesus comes into the center of history, bringing transforming grace as earth and heaven unite in his Baptism. In Genesis 1:2, “The Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” So here does the Holy Spirit hover over the waters of the Jordan and bring forth a new creation in Jesus.

What needs complete transformation in your life?

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This is the Second Week in Epiphany, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Fridays in Year C are dedicated to the Gospel of St. Luke.

How does the Word touch you?

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