Wednesday 11 January 2017

Wed 11th.Hebrews 2:14-18. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever—Ps 104(105):1-4, 6-9. Mark 1:29-39.


'Jesus healed many who were suffering from diseases.'

Having preached in the synagogue at Capernaum to the admiration of those present, Jesus proceeded to Simon's house where he cured his disciple's mother-in-law. Beset by crowds of hope‑filled people he continued his mission of physical and spiritual healing even after sunset. Before dawn broke he 'got up and left the house, and went off to a lonely place and prayed there'. In a world where, like Martha, we are busy about many things, we need to 'let the same mind be in [us] that was in Christ Jesus' (Phil 2:5). If we claim to be too busy to pray, we are busier than God would have us be. We may be committed to doing good works for others, but they can never be a substitute for intimate conversation with God in prayer.

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