Weekend of January 23-24, 2010 - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 60:1-6                              Ephesians 3:2-6                               Matthew 2:1-12 In the first reading, Ezra reads the Law to the people, who are told to rejoice. And in the second reading, Paul teaches that all are members of Christ’s body & are necessary to the Lord’s purpose. In the Gospel, Jesus claimed to be the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy. He did this in the synagogue in Nazareth.

Our readings today help us recognize that the proclamation of the word of God is integral to the Church’s liturgical celebrations. This is because the lessons that our Scripture readings offer are foundational to our way of life, and surely will impact how we, in turn, share Christ’s message with the rest of the world.