Dawn of Christ’s Public Ministry

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In the dawn of Christ’s public ministry, He performed many miracles that astonished His audiences. With power and authority, He preached the good news, expelled demons from people and healed people with many infirmities, including blindness and paralysis, but  never performed any miracle in audiences that doubted His divinity.

News about Christ reached Nazareth, where He had lived. One Saturday, He entered the synagogue, and stood up to read Isaiah 61, a text chosen by God’s providence to declare Christ was initiating the messianic era of salvation. “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing,” said Jesus.

The message moved the audience from amazement to fury, because Christ was Nazorean. They led Christ to a cliff to throw Him down and murder Him, “but passing through the midst of them He went away.” (Luke 4:30)

Christ confounded the crowd because His hour had not arrived yet. He had to preach the good news to the Poor in Spirit,  proclaim release to Satan’s captives and operate miracles, before surrendering to His passion, crucifixion and death on a cross to redeem humanity.

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The Parable of the Sower relates audience attitude to the word of God.  The apostles asked Jesus to explain the parable meaning.

“The farmer sows the word.  Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.  But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.  Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.  Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop — some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”  (Mark 4:14-20)

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We receive Faith in Baptism to believe in God . . .  We must cherish and protect our Faith, because it is our compass to Heaven.  Humility disposes a catholic to accept and live the faith mysteries which causes Spiritual Growth.  The meek grasp the mysteries with the heart and reason them for harmony between emotion and cognition.  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” (Mateus 5:3)

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4 Responses to Dawn of Christ’s Public Ministry

  1. Nyongesa P.. Wanyama says:

    Faith is the greatest strenght that mankind should strive at to be reconciled with God. May the Almighty Pour trhy strenght to us who are weaklings SO THAT WE REMAIN AT HIS SIDE ALWAYS.

  2. Maria Dsouza says:

    The year of faith, pray that our good Lord increase faith.

  3. Wonderful reminder! Thank you.

  4. THANKS FOR SHARING … MY MIRACLE IN YEAR 1982 …THIS MIRACLE REALLY CURED ME .THANKS GOD FOR HIS BLESSING TO US ….AMEN

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