“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Genesis 1:27; John 1:14

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TODAY’S WORD…

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So God created human beings in His own image.
In the image of God He created them;
male and female He created them.

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– Genesis 1:27 (NLT)

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So the Word became human and made His home among us.

He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.

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– John 1:14 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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The most sacred Humanity of Christ

casts a light that enlightens the being and the life of each of us,

because it is only in Christ

that we can recognise the total immeasurable value of man above all else.

“When you wonder about the mystery of yourselves,

look at Christ, who is the One who gives meaning to our lives.” (St. Pope John Paul II)

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It is Christ alone

– no other being can give meaning to our existence.

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In all human beings there is a very special greatness

derived from the spiritual reality of our soul,

from our divine filiation,

our eternal destiny,

all of which we have received from God.

This places us, human kind, above the whole of created nature.

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The dignity and immense respect that the human person merits

are granted at the moment of conception,

and are the foundation of the right to the inviolability of life

and our veneration for motherhood.

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The most important title bestowed on human dignity

is that of being the only reality of visible creation that God has loved for itself,

creating it in His own image and likeness

and raising it to the order of grace.

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Furthermore, the human being assumed a new value

after the Son of God, through His Incarnation,

took on our nature

and gave His life for all of us.

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This is why we must be concerned about the wellbeing of all the souls around us:

there isn’t a single soul that remains outside Christ’s love.

We should not withhold our respect and consideration from a single person.

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Jesus gave us a new commandment:

“Love each other.

Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” (Jn 13:34)

We should look around us, at the people we see,

and in the Lord’s presence

consider whether we do in fact show genuine Christian love for others.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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O Lord, my God, remove the scales from the eyes of my heart

and teach me how to love like You love.

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Note: The main source of today’s REFLECTION is the seven-volume work

“In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal.

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