Reflection on Luke 4:38-44 ~
Jesus, Paul, and generations of others before us, proclaimed the Good News (as we should also do in our own unique ways) that the Kingdom of God has and continues to arrive with Christ at the center. The Holy Spirit fills us with courage and faith to believe Jesus’s mission goes beyond restoration to include His introduction to the Father so we may witness (in actions, words and prayer) Trinity to others. Reaching inward, we know in faith that Trinity and Heaven are weaved within the fabric of our lives.
Luke 4 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Healings at Simon’s House
38 After leaving the synagogue he entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her. 39 Then he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them.
40 As the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various kinds of diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on each of them and cured them. 41 Demons also came out of many, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Messiah.
Jesus Preaches in the Synagogues
42 At daybreak he departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from leaving them. 43 But he said to them, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose.” 44 So he continued proclaiming the message in the synagogues of Judea.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 4:38-44.