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Monday, February 6, 2017

Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection February 6, 2017

Your daily Gospel reflection...
Monday, February 6, 2017
Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Year I
Mark 6:53-56
Friends, 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.”

It’s 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.

In 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.

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