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First new observance dedicated to the celebration, study and spreading of the Word of God

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Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass on ‘Sunday of the Word of God’ urging Christians to make room in their lives for the Sacred Scriptures.

Sunday, 26 January, marks a new observance established by the Pope in his Motu Proprio “Aperuit illis”, to be celebrated annually on the third Sunday in Ordinary Time, and to be dedicated to the celebration, study and spreading of the Word of God.

He began his homily with a reflection on the Gospel of Matthew that introduces the ministry of Jesus: “The One who is the Word of God has come to speak with us, in his own words and by his own life.”

Let us go to the roots of his preaching,” the Pope said, “to the very source of the word of life,” which “helps us to know how, where and to whom Jesus began to preach.”

Noting that Jesus’ ministry began with a very simple phrase: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”, he explained that this is the main message of all Jesus’ sermons.

Telling us that God is near, the Pope said, that he has come down to earth and become man, He tears down walls and shortens distances through no merit of our own.

After the Mass, those present were given a free copy of the Bible in a symbolic gesture of encouragement to make room, each day, in their lives for the Word of God.

 

Read more via Vatican News

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