A good way of doing this is to read the Gospel set aside by the Catholic Church for the daily Mass on weekdays and Sundays.
(There are numerous websites providing the daily Gospel. We refer to two of these below.)
Pope Francis is not speaking about skimming or speed reading the Gospel. He says, “take a little time each day to listen to Jesus”.
Although there is no set way to do this, the following ideas can be helpful.
1. Set aside a definite period of time
Find 10 or 15 minutes to listen to Jesus in the Gospel. Since most of us tend to be creatures of habit, it can be good idea to do this at the same time each day.
2. Find a place.
Find somewhere silent and quiet where you can be alone with Jesus and listen to him speaking in the Gospel without distractions.
3. Be comfortable.
Sit in an easy chair, or in a more upright position, or even on the floor. There is no set position, it is a personal choice, although maybe you should not be so comfortable you fall asleep! That said, Pope Francis once admitted:
“When I pray, sometimes I fall asleep, St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus did that too ….”