Reflection on Mark 1:29-39 ~
Can you imagine knowing Jesus personally and interrupting him while he is resting and praying? Yet, this is exactly what Jesus wants from us. If this was not the case, Trinity would not be resident within our unique personal tabernacles. God is available when we or others need healing, we need demons chased away that might lead us to sin, and especially for the little things that bring us peace. I am constantly challenging myself to know that interrupting Jesus is far more than ok but rather should be normal.
Mark 1 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Heals Many at Simon’s House
29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31 He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
32 That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34 And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
A Preaching Tour in Galilee
35 In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37 When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” 38 He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” 39 And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 1:29-39.