Friday, January 25, 2013
The darkness of pride, jealousy, and unfaithfulness in the people are pitted against the humility, compassion, and fidelity of Jesus. Whether alone in the silence of the desert, or amid the crowds that want to throw him over a cliff, Jesus faces all the wiles of Satan in the strength of the Holy Spirit.
Take comfort. Whatever be the evil that is coming against you, it cannot withstand the inner power of the Holy Spirit available to you just for the asking. The Spirit is alive, capable of completing every word of this chapter and the whole Bible in your hearing. This is especially true as you meditate upon these same words of the Lord along with the many who are living the Scriptures in these daily readings.
God wills to deliver you from evil so that you can pass through its midst and be on your way—the Lord’s way.
The Reading for Today
This is the Third 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.