Thursday 18 January 2018

About Today Readings

St Deicolus.

1 Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7. Psalm 55(56):2-3, 9-14. Mark 3:7-12.

In God I trust; I shall not fear—Psalm 55(56):2-3, 9-14.

Who is Jesus?

Jesus is the healer who cures us of whatever is afflicting us. We come to him in prayer to be touched by him. He is the Son of God who casts out from us the unclean spirits of our angers, our bitterness, our failures to forgive those who have hurt us. He is our priest who, though sinless, offers the sacrifice of his own life to free us from our sins. He is the tent, the meeting place with God; in him we are able to call God our Father.

Like Moses, we are called to follow a pattern, the one taught us by Jesus. In our prayer, we place ourselves before him, confident that ‘his power to save is utterly certain’, and knowing that he is praying and interceding for us with his Father.


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