Bishop Barron's Deaily Gospel Reflections January 11, 2017
Your daily Gospel reflection...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
1st Week in Ordinary Time, Year I
in the Gospel of Mark today, we see Jesus in action. We are reading
from the section of Mark's first chapter that gives us a sort of "day in
the life" of Jesus. And it is quite a day! Our Gospel opens just after
the dramatic expulsion of a demon in the Capernaum synagogue. After
entering the house of Simon, Jesus cures Peter's mother-in-law.
that he takes her by the hand and brings her to her feet so that she
can be of service. What does sickness do to us? It draws us in around
ourselves. Once she is cured, Simon's mother-in-law commences to serve,
to be for the other. Then the entire town comes to his door. He spends
the whole evening curing presumably hundreds who were variously
presents Jesus as a healer. Soter, which just means "the bearer of the
salus" or health. In him, divinity and humanity have come together; in
him, the divine life and divine power are breaking through. God's
deepest intentions for his beloved creatures appears—what God plans for
us in the Kingdom to come is now historically anticipated.