2. Gospel reading should lead us to meditate and contemplate our Lord’s life. Knowing Jesus would lead to putting into practice his teachings and influence our daily conduct.
- St. Josemaria wrote: I advised you to read the New Testament and to enter into each scene and take part in it, as one more of the characters. The minutes you spend in this way each day enable you to “incarnate” the Gospel, reflect it in your life and help others to reflect it.
- Induimini Dominum Iesum Christum, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, St Paul urges us.
We have to love what Christ loves and reject what he rejects, reproducing his life in our own. Following St Paul’s advice, estote ergo imitatores Dei, sicut filii carissimi (therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children), we imitate God who alone is holy, as beloved children, and take Christ as our model, for he is the image of the invisible God.