Reflection for Jan. 27, 2013
posted on: Thursday, January 24, 2013 by: renaebauer
How can we Christians do as Jesus does?
by Sister Agnes Fischer
"And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant
and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on
Him. And He began to say to them, 'Today this Scripture has been
fulfilled in your hearing.' " -- Luke 4,
After hearing this message describing the Christian Mission, we
may say, "This is our homework":
- To bring to the poor the Good News of respect and help.
- To bring freedom to an overwhelmed son, daughter, spouse, or
co-worker by sharing household or workplace tasks.
- To bring sight to those blinded by worries by listening and
- To bring liberty to those oppressed by seriously supporting
groups working for social justice.
In a word, to be willing, from this moment on, to live doing
good as Jesus did. For this we were anointed in our Baptism.
'Year of Faith'
The Creed: The Saving Death &
Resurrection of Christ
chapter 8, US Catholic Catechism
by Sister Laura Zelten
For me, the paschal mystery of Jesus and our faith begins with
the Last Supper. I think of Jesus' life as a mystery, an
unfolding of God's creative and redemptive love for each of us.
At the Last Supper Jesus took a towel and washed the feet of his
closest friends. He became a servant and instructed them to do the
same. Then he took bread and wine … he gave thanks, blessed
and broke it and said, "This is my body … take and eat … do this
memory of me." Every time I go to Eucharist I remember the
gift of love Jesus gave to us through our baptism. And I also
remember that I am that bread and wine … I am a part of the body of
Christ. So I, too, give thanks for the gifts I have been
given. I, too, am blessed and broken and shared as sign of the
living body of Christ among us.
"Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls
to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat;
but if it dies, it produces much fruit." - John