LIVING WITH CHRIST CANADA Friday January 12 2024 1st Week in Ordinary Time

LIVING WITH CHRIST CANADA Friday January 12 2024 1st Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Prayer Points
Daily Prayer Points

Friday, January 12, 2024
1st Week in Ordinary Time
Liturgical Colour – Green
• 1 Samuel 8.4-7, 10-22a • Psalm 89 • Mark 2.1-12

• St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

God will give us all blessings which were promised us through Christ. —St. Justin

First Reading: 1 Samuel 8.4-7, 10-22a In this reading, the people of Israel request a king to rule over them. Despite the warnings from the prophet Samuel about the potential consequences of having a human king, the people persist in their desire. This sets the stage for the establishment of the monarchy in Israel.

Psalm: Psalm 89 The Psalm reflects on God’s covenant with David, highlighting the promise of an enduring dynasty. It underscores the faithfulness of God in keeping His promises and the importance of trust in His covenant.

Gospel: Mark 2.1-12 The Gospel passage narrates the healing of a paralyzed man by Jesus. The account not only demonstrates Jesus’ authority to forgive sins but also reveals the skepticism of the religious leaders. Jesus, in displaying both healing and forgiveness, showcases His divine authority and the connection between physical and spiritual well-being.

Saint of the Day: St. Marguerite Bourgeoys St. Marguerite Bourgeoys was a French nun known for her dedication to education. She founded the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal, which played a crucial role in providing education and social services. Her life serves as an inspiration for those committed to the service of others.

Thought of the Day: The thought from St. Justin emphasizes the confidence that God will fulfill the blessings promised through Christ. This aligns with the biblical theme of God’s faithfulness in keeping His promises, as seen in the readings. It invites reflection on the trust we place in God’s promises and the assurance that He will provide all that He has declared through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Living with Christ is a liturgical and spiritual resource produced in Canada. It provides daily reflections, scripture readings, prayers, and other content to support individuals in their spiritual journey, particularly within the context of the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church.

The Living with Christ publication typically includes:

  1. Daily Readings: Scriptural passages aligned with the liturgical calendar.
  2. Reflections: Insights and reflections on the readings to help individuals apply the teachings of the Bible to their daily lives.
  3. Prayers: A variety of prayers, including morning and evening prayers, to guide individuals in their communication with God.
  4. Liturgical Information: Details about the liturgical season, feast days, and celebrations within the Catholic Church.
  5. Saint of the Day: Information about the feast day and life of a particular saint.
  6. Thought of the Day: A thought or quote often related to the liturgical theme or teachings of the day.

Living with Christ serves as a valuable companion for Catholics seeking to deepen their understanding of the faith, connect with the liturgical calendar, and incorporate prayer and reflection into their daily routine. The content is designed to align with the liturgical colors, such as green for Ordinary Time. It is widely used by individuals, families, and parishes in Canada as part of their spiritual practice.

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