Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 1,21b-28.
Jesus came to Capernaum with his followers, and on the sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught.
The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.
In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit;
he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God!”
Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of him!”
The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.
All were amazed and asked one another, “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.”
His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee.
Teach with authority
- Be a prophet- It is emphasized in the first lecture and at the beginning of today´s gospel of the prophetic attitude. Since you are baptized you are called upon to be a prophet, to announce and to report. The announcement goes together with the report and the report of the announcement. Many dedicate themselves to denounce rather that announce and they become permanent pessimists. But there are also announcers that do not report because they are afraid to be judged by others. God calls upon you to announce and live in truth.
- Impure spirit- today maybe many people are tormented by problems. I give you a list of possible problems: a) the economic torment-money, you cannot wait for the end of the month in order to get paid. You are thinking about obtaining a loan because your credit card is maxed out. You are tormented because people depend on you and you must pay your debts. b) physical torment, when an illness sets the boundaries in your life since there is little to do against the unknown. The fact that we must depend on others also plays a factor. c)psychological torment- this is a factor of your mind that does not let you be in peace because you are dragged by the past or worried about the future. d) spiritual torment- you do not feel the presence of God in your life and cannot find Him or talk to Him in any way.
- Authority-Jesus is the authority since He is always leading with His example and is committed to healing. He is always with us and supporting our dignity. We must respect others and they will respect us. Respect is a key aspect of authority. Today as Christians we must work towards respecting each other and not let the daily torments lead our lives. God liberates us.
May God bless you and the name of the Father and of the son and of the holy spirit
Always remember heaven is our goal