Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Leo, Pope and Doctor of the Church

November 10th, 2014
""From Paul, servant of God and Apostle of Jesus Christ to give those whom God has chosen in faith, the hope of the eternal life that was promised by God so many centuries ago."" Paul to Titus 1 : 1

The human race had its origin 2.6 million years ago.  We,  humans who emerged then gradually developed over the years into the kind of people we are to-day.  Genesis,  the first Book of the Bible,  tells us that in the course of time God called two people,  Abraham and his wife Sarah and told them to go and dwell in the land of Canaan.  Thus began the chosen people.  God’s plan was to form a people of his own from among all the Nations.  This people would know and worship the one true God.  They were known as Israelites.  God promised in the course of time to send them a Messiah.  So,  for thousands of years the Israelites waited expectantly for the coming of the one whom they thought would free them from the yoke of slavery to their various enemies.  Isaiah,  the prophet said; “The people who walked in darkness has seen a great light.”   That light illuminated the world,  when Jesus Christ,  the hope of all the Nations was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem,  a little over two thousand years ago.   When Mary presented the baby Jesus in the Temple,  the old man Simeon took the child in his arms and said; “Now, O Lord you can dismiss your servant in peace for now I have seen the salvation of all the Nations as you promised.”   This Saviour of the world is the Christ that Paul met on the road to Damascus,  the one Paul loved and served for the rest of his life.  This is the Messiah,  the Christ for whom Paul like Peter lays down his life.

Prayer "In you, O Lord, I put my trust, let me never be confounded." Amen