Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013:
Jesus said: “My people, your priest made a good point that you all should try hard to remember the meaning of the First reading and the Gospel. This same thought is why I asked you to order a subscription to the Magnificat book so you could follow along with the lector and the priest or deacon. I also asked you to be able to explain these readings to anyone who did not hear them or who forgot what was read. By being conscious of each reading, these lessons could help you in your spiritual life. In the First reading you are seeing a contrast between the children of faith in Me and the children of the devil. A righteous person shows forth love for Me by avoiding sin and helping to save souls. You will be facing evil people, but you need to love them and give them good example in your behavior. In the Gospel reading St. John the Baptist was identifying Me as the Lamb of God and the Son of God to be followed as the Messiah. My apostles were brought to Me by St. Andrew, and I called Simon, Peter or the rock. If you have forgotten the readings, then because you have your Magnificat, you could re-read the readings to remember the lessons that were taught in them.”