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Liturgical day: Tuesday 22nd in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 4,31-37): Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee, and began teaching the people at the sabbath meetings. They were astonished at the way He taught them, for his word was spoken with authority. Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee, and began teaching the people at the sabbath meetings. They were astonished at the way He taught them, for his word was spoken with authority. In the synagogue there was a man possessed by an evil spirit who shouted in a loud voice, «What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I recognize you: you are the Holy One of God». Then Jesus said to him sharply, «Be silent and leave this man!». The evil spirit then threw the man down in front of them and came out of him without doing him harm. Amazement seized all these people and they said to one another, «What does this mean? He commands the evil spirits with authority and power. He orders, and you see how they come out!». And news about Jesus spread throughout the surrounding area.

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus goes to the synagogue. He -who is the Lord, who is God- every Sabbath went to the synagogue to hear the Holy Scripture and to pray. Every Saturday! God himself, in the person of Jesus, behaves like a Man before God. We needed this example! We can no longer say that we do not know what to do to find God. He came in to stay: in the Eucharist!

—The Jews said: «What words these are! With authority and power He gives orders to the impure spirits and they come out! » How many problems can we overcome by going to the house of God!