Published On: January 31st, 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 [...]

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: Dt. 18:15-20 | Ps. 95:1-2, 6-9 | Cor. 7:32-35 | Mk. 1:21-28

Deuteronomy tells us of the prediction that a prophet will come who will be like Moses yet even greater. That prophet is Jesus. Mark tells us about Jesus’ power today. The Pharisees and Scribes are constantly trying to find ways to discredit Jesus. Jesus has been teaching in the synagogue. A man with an unclean spirit is there, and Jesus cures him. Those who are watching and listening with open ears are amazed. They speak of the event wondering who this man is since he speaks with authority. “He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.”
Jesus’ power comes from His being. He is not acting out of things He has read about. He acts from dwelling with God and becoming one with God.

Each of us is called through our baptism to become one with God and to allow God to shape and fashion us. It is through this gift of God’s Spirit dwelling in us that we are called to go out and continue Christ’s work today.

Do you take time to reflect on the gift of God’s Spirit to you through Baptism? Do so now, and bring this gift to others.

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