On Today’s Gospel

Posted: January 13, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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We should contemplate more deeply on just how much and how deeply God our Father loves us. Such that He always desires a deeper relationship with us. He knows how we cannot fathom His infinite wisdom, power, mercy and love. And so He allowed authors of His Word portray His feelings and emotions even though His mercy and love is constant, enduring forever. He shared in all our emotional states, even our physicality, our strengths as well as our weakness through our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Who came to heal, forgive and free us from the bondages of evil and sin. But most of all to share God our Father’s love with one and all. By turning away from and repenting of our sins, we have hope of eternal life in God our Father’s Kingdom, He desires to embrace each and everyone of His Children.

Thank You ABBA Father for loving me. Through the example of Your Son, my Lord Jesus Christ; I endeavour to seek a quiet place to enter daily into Your presence through prayer. Let Your Will be done in my life. Amen

First reading
Hebrews 2:14-18 ·
He took to himself descent from Abraham

Since all the children share the same blood and flesh, Christ too shared equally in it, so that by his death he could take away all the power of the devil, who had power over death, and set free all those who had been held in slavery all their lives by the fear of death. For it was not the angels that he took to himself; he took to himself descent from Abraham. It was essential that he should in this way become completely like his brothers so that he could be a compassionate and trustworthy high priest of God’s religion, able to atone for human sins. That is, because he has himself been through temptation he is able to help others who are tempted.


Gospel
Mark 1:29-39
He cast out devils and cured many who were suffering from disease

On leaving the synagogue, Jesus went with James and John straight to the house of Simon and Andrew. Now Simon’s mother-in-law had gone to bed with fever, and they told him about her straightaway. He went to her, took her by the hand and helped her up. And the fever left her and she began to wait on them.
    That evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were sick and those who were possessed by devils. The whole town came crowding round the door, and he cured many who were suffering from diseases of one kind or another; he also cast out many devils, but he would not allow them to speak, because they knew who he was.
    In the morning, long before dawn, he got up and left the house, and went off to a lonely place and prayed there. Simon and his companions set out in search of him, and when they found him they said, ‘Everybody is looking for you.’ He answered, ‘Let us go elsewhere, to the neighbouring country towns, so that I can preach there too, because that is why I came.’ And he went all through Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out devil’s.

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