Tuesday, January 15, 2008

In Jesus Name

And they entered into Capharnaum, and forthwith upon the sabbath days going into the synagogue, he taught them. And they were astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus threatened him, saying: Speak no more, and go out of the man. And the unclean spirit tearing him, and crying out with a loud voice, went out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: What thing is this? what is this new doctrine? for with power he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him. And the fame of him was spread forthwith into all the country of Galilee.
Mark 1:21-28 (Douay-Rheims Bible)

Prayer Reflection

Dear Father there is greatness in the teaching your Son gave. His healing grace and His power over evil. Through the knowledge that he had the power to conquer evil and know doctrine so very well, all by your loving hand. They were amazed and so would I be would I have witnessed this act of authority over unclean spirits. Yet your Son Jesus was meek and humble of heart. His love for people spoke loudly in how he wanted to clean and heal them of disease, illness and most especially from evil. And we read of the accounts of the evil spirits knowing Jesus for who He is, the Son of God. The God of Love and Mercy.

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