Mon - 22.09.14

Monday 31st December, 2012
St Silvester I. 1 John 2:18-21. Let heaven and earth exult in joy!—Ps 95(96):1-2, 11-13. John 1:1-18.

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In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God.

Is there a more magnificent sentence in our language than that with which John opens his gospel? All the agencies through which God has spoken to humankind across the ages (the created world itself, the Old Testament patriarchs and prophets, men and women of conspicuous wisdom and holiness, the sacred scriptures and charismatic preachers) converge and find their ultimate expression in the mission and ministry of the one who alone is the Word of God incarnate.

‘By the revelation of the mystery of the Father and his love, Jesus Christ fully reveals humanity to itself and makes our supreme calling clear’ (Gaudium et spes, 22). Let our prayer today be that of St Augustine: ‘O God, ever the same, let me know myself, let me know you!’‘Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life’ (Proverbs 4:23).



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