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Monday January 3rd: Jesus is with us, have faith and hope in love

“The people who sit in darkness have seen a great light.”

Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25

Today the Church celebrates the Monday after the Epiphany. In today’s gospel Jesus began by preaching, “Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand”. We are experiencing this fine reading after celebrating Christmas and the solemnities surrounding it. We welcomed the birth of the Lord and all that went with it. We also know what the visit of the three wise men signifies.
We have just had a 2021 that was full of challenges but we have been able to come through the year and are now preparing for 2022. We are being told that in spite of whatever darkness that there might be around us Jesus the light is present, and this should give us hope. However, we are also being admonished to repent and seek God’s mercy. We can be encouraged to know that Jesus was not only proclaiming the Gospel but was also curing every disease and illness among the people.
So let us continue to praise and thank Him for all His goodness. A blessed 2022 to all!