Who is Jesus?

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December 31, 2023 Sunday

“A light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”

Lk 2:22-40

Jesus is the one who unites us to our families. He unites all families into his family so that we can all live happily together forever.

December 30, 2023 Saturday

The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

Lk 2:36-40

Jesus is filled with wisdom because he is the fullness of all good things. For this we give thanks to God and worship him constantly.

December 29, 2023 Friday

“Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you.”

Lk 2:22-35

Jesus is a sign which reveals your heart. This is not a cause for sadness but rejoicing. Once the wounds of your heart are known, they can be healed by Jesus our salvation.

December 28, 2023 Thursday

“Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you.”

Mt 2:13-18

Jesus is the One who died for us. He died so that when we die we will live with him forever If we take him with us in life, he will live with us forever.

December 27, 2023 Wednesday

“So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first”

Jn 20:1a, 2-8

Jesus is the One we run to find. We are sad without him but when we are running towards him, we have joy because he has promised that we will find him.

December 26, 2023 Tuesday

“For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”

Mt 10:17-22

Jesus is the name by which we are saved. This name can be loved or hated but if we realize that it means that we are saved then we will want to love this name and help others to love it.

December 25, 2023 Monday

“And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.”

Jn 1:1-18

Jesus is the Word made Flesh. He is all that the Father wants to say to us. He wants to tell us he loves us so much, he wants to be one with us. Rejoice in the message of Christmas!

December 24, 2023 Sunday

 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”

Mt 1:18-25

Jesus is with us! Rejoice because he has become one of us so that we can be saved from our sins and become one with him.

December 23, 2023 Saturday

“For surely the hand of the Lord was with him.”

Lk 1:57-66

Jesus is the one who watches over us in all the circumstances of our life. He brings them all to a good celebration if we listen to him.

December 22, 2023 Friday

“He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.”

Lk 1:46-56

Jesus is the Savior. He saves us from being slaves to ourselves and gives us freedom from all that would harm us.

December 21, 2023 Thursday

“Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”

Lk 1:26-38

Jesus is joy. When Mary brought Jesus to Elizabeth and John they were both filled with joy. Like Mary we can bring Jesus to others so that we will all be filled with joy.

December 20, 2023 Wednesday

“He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his Kingdom there will be no end.”

Lk 1:26-38

Jesus is a ruler. But he is not like earthly rulers because his Kingdom has no end and he rules in order to serve and save us.

December 19, 2023 Tuesday

There was a priest named Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah; his wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

Lk 1:5-25

Jesus is someone with relatives. When we hear today’s Gospel we hear about people who were closely related to Jesus. He came in order that by becoming one of us we could all be related to him and to each other.

December 18, 2023 Monday

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel”

Mt 1:18-25

Jesus is the One who has come into the world. We were all born into this world but Jesus chose to come into this world so that he could save us from our sins.

December 17, 2023 Sunday

“He was not the light, but came to testify to the light.”

Jn 1:6-8, 19-28

Jesus is the light. We are also called to give light by letting his light shine through us. We are not the light in the same way he is but everything he touches becomes light.

December 16, 2023 Saturday

“I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased. So also will the Son of Man suffer at their hands.”

Mt 17:9a, 10-13

Jesus suffers when we don’t recognize him. All sin is caused by not recognizing Jesus in our lives and the lives of others.

December 15, 2023 Friday

“The Son of Man came eating and drinking”

Mt 11:16-19

Jesus is someone who eats and drinks. It’s truly amazing that he shared our life so much even in its necessities. He wants to be closely united to each one of us.

December 14, 2023 Thursday

“Among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist”

Mt 11:11-15

Jesus is the one who speaks truly. He knows who John the Baptist is in his inmost being and he knows who we are, too.

December 13, 2023 Wednesday

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.”

Mt 11:28-30

Jesus is our rest. When we return to him from all the distractions, worries, and troubles in our lives, we find peace, shelter, and refreshing rest.

December 12, 2023 Tuesday

“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.”

Lk 1:26-38

Jesus is…Jesus. He has come among us as one of us and he has a name that we can use to enter into a relationship with him. When we speak his name he hears us and stays with us.

December 11, 2023 Monday

“We have seen incredible things today.”

Lk 5:17-26

Jesus is someone who does incredible things. We need to open our eyes in order to see how truly amazing it is that God became man in order to serve us, suffer for us, and bring us healing and salvation.

December 10, 2023 Sunday

“I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Mk 1:1-8

Jesus is the one who baptizes us with the Holy Spirit. He wants us to repent of our sins so that he can fill us with the Holy Spirit.

December 9, 2023 Saturday

At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.

Mt 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8

Jesus is the one who suffers with us. He sees us troubled and abandoned and he knows how to help us. We should turn to him because he cares for us.

December 8, 2023 Friday

“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.”

Lk 1:26-38

Jesus is the Son. He shows us how to be like children dependent on our Father for everything and obedient to his will. Mary is the perfect model since she was always dependent on God and obedient at all times.

December 7, 2023 Thursday

“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.”

Mt 7:21, 24-27

Jesus is the architect. He knows the right way for us to build our houses. We must make him the foundation and then our house will be built on love and will survive forever.

December 6, 2023 Wednesday

“My heart is moved with pity”

Mt 15:29-37

Jesus is the one who suffers with us. He feels all our pain, sorrows, and difficulties. And he knows how to fill us with everything we lack.

December 5, 2023 Tuesday

“I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.”

Lk 10:21-24

Jesus is the one who teaches us how to praise the Father. We can know the Father if we imitate Jesus in praising him and loving him.

December 4, 2023 Monday

a centurion approached him and appealed to him

Mt 8:5-11

Jesus is approachable. How can we approach him? Only through faith. We must believe in him and believe his words.

December 3, 2023 Sunday

“He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work”

Mk 13:33-37

Jesus is like a man traveling abroad. He has put us in charge of his children, his possessions, his work. He wants us to become like him by the careful attention we give to all that he has entrusted to us.

December 2, 2023 Saturday

“Be vigilant at all times”

Lk 21:34-36

Jesus is the one we will stand before at the end of our life. Let us stand before him now in praise, adoration, thanksgiving, supplication, and love.

December 1, 2023 Friday

“Know that the Kingdom of God is near.”

Lk 21:29-33

Jesus is near. When we look around and consider anything, he is there looking at it with us. He is present in all places and especially he is present in our minds, hearts, and souls.