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Gospel Guide

In 01 Daily Meditations on 2011/05/25 at 11:10 PM

“In knowing Jesus Christ we will know the purpose of life and of all things.

‘It is not enough to have a general idea of the spirit of Jesus’ life; we have to learn the details of his life and, through hem, his attitudes…. When you love someone, you want to know all about him, his life and his personality, so as to become like him’ (Escriva Christ Is Passing By.)

‘In the Sacred Books the Father who is in Heaven comes lovingly to meet his children, and talks with them.’ (Second Vatican Council, Dei Verbum) 

We should listen to the Gospel as though Christ sere present and talking to us.’  St. Augustine, (Commentary on St. John, 30)

To read and meditate on the Gospel fruitfully we have to do so with faith, knowing that it contains the truths of salvation, and contains them without error….  We need to have the life of Christ  in our hearts and minds, so that at any time, without any book, we can close our eyes and contemplate his life, watching it like a film….  We must be completely involved and play a part in his life.  Christ’s words will enter deep into our soul and will really change us…..  Escriva, (Christ is Passing By, 107 )

As we read, we will recognize ourselves in some character in a parable, or we will feel that certain words are aimed at us in a particular way.

Try to do your Gospel reading first thing in the morning, trying to focus on some practical point which can help you in our presence of God during the day or help us to imitate Our Lord in some way.

Fernandez, Francis  In Conversation with God, Vol.II, 74.

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