Friday, February 8, 2013
No one sits down and consumes three meals of the day all at once. Similarly, you may want to take the nourishment from God’s Word today and divide it into smaller portions. Sense the contrasting movements of the chapter. Be with Jesus on the mountaintop as he seeks uninterrupted union with the Father before he calls the Twelve Apostles.
Think of it: Jesus prays. If the eternal Son of God sought out times for quiet prayer, how much more do you and I need to do the same. The absence of union with God in the lives of the Pharisees had them become the plaything of the forces of Satan through pride and religiosity.
Take time to listen to Luke’s counterpart to Matthew: “The Sermon on the Plain.” Read slowly…pray deeply…ponder the questions that Jesus puts to you.
The Reading for Today
This is the Fifth of Six Weeks 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.