Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne

August 31st, 2015
"He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor." Luke 4 : 18
Feast of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne

 Jesus takes a stand and defines his mission: to proclaim the Good News to the poor, to proclaim liberation to prisoners, to give back their sight to the blind, to restore liberty to the oppressed. After finishing the reading, he updated the text and says: “Today this text is being fulfilled even while you are listening.!” (Lk 4,21). All those present were astonished (Lk 4, 16, 22b). But immediately after there was a reaction of discredit. The people in the Synagogue were scandalized and did not want to know anything about Jesus. They said: “Is he not the son of Joseph?” (Lk 4, 22b). Why were they scandalized? What is the reason for this unexpected reaction?

 

Prayer

"Lord Jesus, you are the fulfilment of all our hopes and desires. Your Holy Spirit brings us grace, truth, life, and freedom. Fill me with the joy of the Gospel and inflame my heart with love and zeal for you and for your will." Amen