Monday was a holiday and we were off from school and most of us were off from work.
It was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
What an inspirational man whose deep faith in God led him to see and courageously stand for the dignity of all human beings. I watched a documentary about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday and was struck by how he really knew Jesus, not just intellectually through his studies in theology, but he knew Jesus in his heart through his relationship with Him.
We began our Liturgical New Year back on the first Sunday in Advent, which means as a Church we began again the cycle of Mass readings and Gospels that tell the story of God’s love for us and our redemption through the gift of His Son Jesus.
Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him. He said to them, “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:20-21
This coming Sunday at Mass the Gospel is the story of Jesus reading at a service in His home Temple, describing what God will do out of love for His people. After He finishes reading, He says that it all came true in their presence – He, the Son of God is here. Imagine Jesus reading to you about God’s love for you, right there literally in front of you.
That is the Jesus Martin Luther King, Jr. knew.
That is the Jesus who is waiting for you and me to recognize Him and know Him well in our hearts through a relationship with Him.
Be blessed through growing in your relationship with Jesus!
Let’s keep praying that all who are sick are restored to health and for all those who have died.