Gospel – Mark 1:29-39
Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.
Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.
They immediately told him about her.
He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.
Then the fever left her and she waited on them.When it was evening, after sunset,
they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.
The whole town was gathered at the door.
He cured many who were sick with various diseases,
and he drove out many demons,
not permitting them to speak because they knew him.Rising very early before dawn, he left
and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.
Simon and those who were with him pursued him
and on finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.”
He told them, “Let us go on to the nearby villages
that I may preach there also.
For this purpose have I come.”
So he went into their synagogues,
preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.
Reflection on the Gospel
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
Everyone is looking for you.
God, in his goodness, has placed within us the desire for all that is good and holy.
If we take the time to go to pray, as Jesus did, we will recognize the goodness and holiness in Jesus to which the Holy Spirit draws us.
There are some thing in us that will need to be healed and maybe even demons that he will need to cast out.
Am I willing to continue looking for Jesus, even though it means some effort?
Am I willing to continue looking for Jesus, even though I will need healing?
Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts – Forever.