One Minute Reflection – 4 September – Today’s Gospel: Luke 4:31–37 – Tuesday of the Twenty-second week in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of Our Lady of Consolation
And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.”…Luke 4:36
REFLECTION – “The power of Jesus confirms the authority of His teaching. He does not just speak with words but He takes action. In the Gospel in fact, we see that in His earthly mission, Jesus reveals the love of God both through preaching and through countless gestures of attention and aid to the sick, the needy, children and sinners.
Jesus is our Teacher, powerful in word and deed. Jesus imparts to us all the light that illuminates the sometimes dark paths of our lives. He also transmits to us the necessary strength to overcome difficulties, trials and temptations. Let us consider what a great grace it is for us to have known this God who is so powerful and so good! A teacher and a friend who shows us the path and takes care of us especially when we are in need.
May the Virgin Mary, the woman of listening, help us to create silence around us and within us, in order to hear, through the din of the messages of the world, the most authoritative word that there is: that of her Son Jesus, who proclaims the meaning of our existence and delivers us from all slavery, even that of the Evil one.”...Pope Francis – Angelus, 28 January 2018
PRAYER – True Light of the world, Lord Jesus Christ, as You enlighten all men for their salvation, give us grace, we pray, to live in Your Light and follow Your teachings. May Your Mother and ours, help us to hear Your Voice and teach us to enclose our hearts in silence and thus hear Your Voice. You, Who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever, amen.