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Liturgical day: Tuesday 1st in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mk 1,21-28): esus and his disciples went into the town of Capernaum and began to teach in the synagogue during the sabbath assemblies. The people were astonished at the way he taught, for he spoke as one having authority. Jesus and his disciples went into the town of Capernaum and began to teach in the synagogue during the sabbath assemblies. The people were astonished at the way he taught, for he spoke as one having authority and not like the teachers of the Law. It happened that a man with an evil spirit was in their synagogue and he shouted, «What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: You are the Holy One of God». Then Jesus faced him and said with authority, «Be silent and come out of this man!». The evil spirit shook the man violently and, with a loud shriek, came out of him.

All the people were astonished and they wondered, «What is this? With what authority he preaches! He even orders evil spirits and they obey Him!». And Jesus' fame spread throughout all the country of Galilee.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we witness the astonishment of some Jews, because of the authority with which Jesus preached and behaved. Even demons - filthy spirits- are astounded before Jesus Christ. Jesus expelled them. In Jesus we find clear doctrine and a coherent behaviour.

- He shuts up demons: He does not want to be uncovered by the evil spirits. Instead he wants you to adore Him, He wants you to speak to Him, and He wants you to acknowledge Him. Christ is looking for apostles who will speak out His words.