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Liturgical day: Monday 4th of Lent

Gospel text (Jn 4,43-54):
At Ca­per­naum there was an official whose son was ill, and when he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and asked him to come and heal his son, for he was at the point of death (...). The official said, «Sir, come down before my child dies». And Jesus replied, «Go, your son is living».
Jesus left for Galilee. Jesus himself said that no prophet is recognized in his own country. Yet the Galileans welcomed him when He arrived, because of all the things He had done in Jerusalem during the Festival and which they had seen. For they, too, had gone to the feast. Jesus went back to Cana of Galilee where He had changed the water into wine.

At Ca­per­naum there was an official whose son was ill, and when he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and asked him to come and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Jesus said, «Unless you see signs and won­ders, you will not believe!». The official said, «Sir, come down before my child dies». And Jesus replied, «Go, your son is living».

The man had faith in the word that Jesus spoke to him and went his way. He was already going down the hilly road when his servants met him with this news, «Your son has recovered!». So he asked them at what hour the child had begun to recover and they said to him, «The fever left him yesterday in the afternoon about one o'clock». And the father realized that it was the time when Jesus told him, «Your son is living». And he became a believer, he and all his family. Jesus performed this second miraculous sign when he returned from Judea to Galilee.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we can see a great miracle: actually healing at a distance! Jesus Christ has only heard the voice of the pleading father, but He has neither seen nor touched the child... Jesus is "everywhere." Jesus is God!

—Can you imagine all the things we could get if we would ask God? Although the sick, or the earthquake ... could be thousands of miles away.