Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Family Bible Study - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Gospel Passage
Luke 1:1 Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events
that have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as they were handed on to us by those who
from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, 3 I too decided,
after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly
account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the truth
concerning the things about which you have been instructed. Luke 4:14 Then Jesus,
filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. 16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought
up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to
read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to
proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” 20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
Questions for Discussion:
1. Why did St. Luke write his Gospel? Why does he say he did it?
2. Jesus said, “This Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” What was He
saying was happening?
3. Jesus came to “bring good news to the poor.” Do you look at Jesus’
teachings as good news? Do you respond with appropriate joy, or
do you look at them as a burden? What can you do to spread the good news?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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