Published On: February 8th, 2021Categories: Daily Reflections
2604, 2022

Familiarity with the Lord

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ("Familiarity with the Lord") The disciples were fishermen: indeed, Jesus had called them when [...]

Feast of Sts. Jerome and Josephine

Readings: Gn. 1:1-19 | Ps. 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10, 12, 24, 35 | Mk. 6:53-56

The first reading is the beginning of the first story of creation. God, out of love, is creating the world, the earth, day and night, land and sea. At the end of each act, God looks upon the work completed and says: “It is good!” The Gospel continues the story of Jesus trying to find a quiet place for the disciples to rest in order to recoup and regain the necessary energy to continue their work. However, it seems that wherever he goes, Jesus is recognized and people rush to present the sick, blind, etc. to Him for healing. Jesus, the compassionate one, looks upon these people and heals them. It is as though Jesus is mindful of each person’s goodness and Jesus wants to restore that individual’s health. Jesus continues the creation story by looking upon those in need of healing, shows compassion, and brings back all that are missing.

Today, spend time in noticing creation. Notice the trees, the earth, the soil, the people. Recognize God’s goodness in each thing and in each person. Give thanks to God for all these
gifts.

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