Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Word of God for the Christian signifies more than just words in a book or words on a scroll. The Word of God is a phenomenon. It is an ordering principle. It is the very wisdom, or mind of God. Just as words bring together ideas, and ideas bring together realities, the eternal logos of God is a principle by which God orders the world and reality. This eternal logos becomes flesh in Christ Jesus.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was 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 to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord. 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.”
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