As a baptized Christian in our generation today, are we willing to take our part in Christ’s ministry?

Today, we heard in our Gospel that Jesus received His mission as He was about to start in His ministry, upon entering the synagogue, He received a scroll from the attendant in which a passage from the book of Prophet Isaiah is written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free and proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”

When Jesus ended reading His mission, He then said to the people around Him, “Today, the Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” The first phrase of the passage: “The Holy Spirit of the Lord is upon me” emphasizes that the Holy Spirit was with Jesus from the very beginning of His ministry. And through Jesus Christ’s mission, the fulfillment of God’s promise to us has already begun the promise of our salvation.

It is also good to know that, also, as we observed the introduction part· of our Gospel today, Saint Luke communicated to us, the current recipient of his works, and believers of God in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, that he investigated thoroughly and accurately the events and testimonies of the ministers, our ancestors in the faith who handed on this faith to us.

As Christians, we should also take part in Christ’s mission. Let’s take our part in spreading the Good News and goodness to everyone for salvation is for everyone. Jesus invites us to grow deeper in our faith in Him. Our Baptismal consecration reminds us that as we grow deeper and seek the truth in our faith, let us not forget to pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance, to give us wisdom and understanding especially when reading the Scripture. Let us pray to the Holy Spirit that as we constantly nourish our faith through the Eucharist and nurture with the word of God in the Scripture our faith will truly grow and mature. Let us also pray to the Lord our God that we may able to fulfill our own mission here on Earth for God’s glory and for our salvation. Amen.

Source: Neo Jeremiah Voice of the Young Prophet Newsletter January 27, 2019 issue.