I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Wednesday January 12: Mark 1:29-39

My Reflections:
There are three kinds of sickness that will bother us in our lifetime; one is physical sickness which is very visible and can easily be seen, spiritual sickness (possession by an evil spirit). And the other one is emotional sickness this kind of sickness is subtle and not visible unless we talk to the person.  

In our gospel, after healing all who were ill or possessed by demons Jesus rose-up early before dawn. He left, went off to an idle place there He prayed and then went off to other towns to heal and preach.

However there were still many who were looking for Him in the village. Does this mean that Jesus was inconsiderate and simply abandoned those who were still in deep need of His healings? No I don’t think so.

Perhaps, those people who were still looking for His healings were those who were sick emotionally. Emotional sickness is the kind of ailment that can be cured by the person himself that is affected by this sickness. With strong faith and will power this sickness can easily be defeated by each and everyone of us. So Jesus left them for He must have concluded that their faith on Him was already enough to defeat their emotional sickness.     

This happens to all of us sometimes we feel sick because of certain emotional low-downs. We can easily defeat this through our strong faith in Jesus and through our positive outlook in life.

Do you feel emotionally sick today? Take courage, have faith in Jesus and have a positive disposition in your life. - Marino J. Dasmarinas1 

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