Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection February 6, 2017
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Monday, February 6, 2017
Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Year I
today’s Gospel reports Jesus healing many people at Gennesaret. We hear
that people brought the sick from all over the region and all of them
were cured. “Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they
laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch
only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed.”
hard to deny that Jesus was known as a healer and a miracle worker. And
there is also abundant evidence that the performance of miracles was a
major reason why the first preachers were taken seriously.
addition to miracles, we also have the witness of martyrs. Today marks
the feast of St. Paul Miki and companions, who died in fidelity to
Christ. But their deaths weren’t in vain. Their witness continues to
shine throughout Japan and across the world. Miracles and martyrs: two
beacons of light that illuminate the truth of Jesus Christ.