Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for January 22, 2023.
Description: Bulletin insert for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time asks the question: Who’s troubling you? In the Gospel reading, Matthew 4:12-23, we hear of the fulfillment of the prophecy given by Isaiah in the first reading (Isaiah 8:23 — 9:3) and we can apply it to the troublemakers in our lives: Because of Jesus Christ, the people you know who are living in darkness have seen the light that will heal them. Who is making no effort to get out of their sin-induced misery? Who is overshadowed by the demons of spiritual death and destruction? Whose stubbornness is causing you great anguish?
Through your prayers and faithful love, Jesus has been revealed to them. Even as they fight against this truth and hide from him, the great light of Christ cannot be turned off. Soon or eventually this will cause great rejoicing, not only for you, but for those who are being rescued.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert or handout for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, adult education, faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.