Messiah

Encountering the Word — Luke 1:32-33

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.” (Luke 1:32-33) Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 61:1-2

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison[c] to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the […]

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 53:5-6

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity […]

The Messianic Secret

Jesus asks a simple question, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” (Luke 9:18).  All volunteer an answer, because describing other people’s opinions requires no personal commitment whatsoever. But then Jesus asks them a tougher question: “Who do YOU say that I am?” Answering this one entails sticking your neck out a bit. The impetuous Peter blurts out what […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Riding on a Colt

Question: (a) What Old Testament Prophet prophesied that the King would come to Jerusalem riding on a colt? (b) Where in the Old Testament can this be found (book, chapter and verse)? Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family […]

Daily Quote from the Prophet Isaiah

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice before you as at the harvest, as people make merry when dividing spoils. “For the yoke that burdened them, the pole on their shoulder, […]

An Unexpected Advent of the Messiah

The setting was not a stable in Bethlehem, but Macy’s Department Store in Philadelphia.  The time was not Christmas, but October 30, 2010 at high noon.  The attendants were not shepherds, but shoppers.  The singers were not angels, but 650 choristers from 28 different participating organizations.  Nonetheless, in this secular setting, the Messiah arrived and brought joy and good cheer […]