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Community Word for January 2018

COMMUNITY WORD FOR JANUARY 2018
(WORD, THEMES AND PROMISES)

READINGS
January 7 – Is 60:1-6/Ps 72:1, 2, 7, 8, 10-13/Eph 3:2, 3, 5, 6/Mt 2:1-12 
January 14 – 1Sm 3:3-10/Ps 40:2, 4, 7, 8-10, /1Cor 6:3-15, 17-20/Jn 1:35-42
January 21 (Phil) – Is 9:1-6/Ps 98:1-6/Eph 1:3-6, 15-18/Mk 10:13-16
January 21 (Int’l) – Jon 3:1-5, 10/Ps 25:4-9/1Cor 7:29-31/Mk1:14-20
January 28 – Dt 18:15-20/Ps 95:1, 2, 6-9/1Cor 7:32-35/Mk 1:21-28

COMMUNITY WORD
Jesus Christ is the Light who leads us to the Truth.

ORDER
“Rise up… the glory of the Lord shines upon you.” (Is 60:1)

PROPHECY:
• My light guides you as you journey on earth.

DIRECTION:
• Read God’s word daily that you may see the truth in all things. 
• Visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and offer yourself as a gift, ready to do His will.

THEMES AND PROMISES
Week#1 (Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord)
Theme: We are led to the truth when we look to Jesus as our Redeemer.
Promise: “… you shall be radiant at what you see… the wealth of nations shall be brought to you.” (Is 60:5)

Week#2 (2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Theme: We are led to the truth when we make Christ known to others. 
Promise: “Whoever is joined to the Lord becomes one Spirit with him.” (1Cor 6:17)

Week#3 (Feast of Sto. Niño)
Theme: We are led to the truth when we accept the kingdom of God with a pure heart.
Promise: “God may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of Him.” (Eph 1:17)

Week#3 (3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Int’l) 
Theme: We are led to the truth when we respond to God’s call to be followers of Christ. 
Promise: “…the Lord shows sinners the way… and teaches the humble his way.” (Ps 26:8b-9)

Week#4 (4th Sunday in Ordinary Time) 
Theme: We are led to the truth when we speak God’s word with authority.
Promise: “I will raise up for them a prophet… and will put my words into his mouth; he shall tell them all that I command him.” (Dt 18:18)

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