FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
FEBRUARY 14, 2021
Sunday – Week Six
WORD of the DAY
A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean. (Mark 1: 40 -42)
How shall I live this Word?
Jesus performs miracles because He is attentive to the other, because He hold others at heart, He does not use the pain of others to receive applause, to do evangelical marketing. For this reason He tries to convince people not to make too much noise about their encounter with Him, but how can the joy you feel inside be contained when you find yourself healed? Understandable, yet the consequence for Jesus is that of being forced to stay outside the cities to prevent the crowds from getting hurt in an attempt to get closer to Him. On the other hand, when one encounters Christ in someone’s humanity, it is impossible that this does not generate problems of public order, as today’s Gospel testifies to us.
Jesus, allow me to let myself be reached by Your mystery, to rest in You, to welcome Your love for me because I am certain that I have been touched and healed by You who make Yourself close to everyone, unconditionally.
The Voice of Albert Einstein, Scientist
There are only two ways of living one’s life: one as if nothing were a miracle; the other, as if everything were a miracle.
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