Wednesday 16 January 2019

About Today Readings

Hebrews 2:14-18. Psalm 104(105):1-4, 6-9. Mark 1:29-39.

The Lord remembers his covenant forever – Psalm 104(105):1-4, 6-9.

‘He took her by the hand and lifted her up.’

Today’s gospel scene reassures us of Christ’s boundless compassion for our human frailty. No remote hermit, he is deeply involved in the pain and turmoil of everyday life. Lest his mission be misunderstood, he enjoins silence on those he cures. What sustains him throughout his ministry is not the fickle crowd’s acclamation, but faithful and fervent prayer. Only profound trust in the Father enables him to endure the torment of the cross.

Loving Lord, you triumphed over forces of evil and death. Heal and cleanse us also. Though we may be mystified by the suffering in our lives, help us to bear it courageously and patiently, and see it as an invitation to draw closer to you.

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