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Liturgical day: Sunday 4th (B) in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mk 1,21-28): In the city of Capernaum, on a Sabbath, Jesus went to the synagogue and began to teach. The people were astonished at the way He taught, for He spoke as one having authority and not like the teachers of the Law. In the city of Capernaum, on a Sabbath, Jesus went to the synagogue and began to teach. 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: Pili Piñero

Today we see how the people with a humble heart perceive the strength of Christ's preaching, but they get angry with the scribes. Why? For the scribes, the first thing to do was to comply with laws, regardless of the people; for Christ, the first thing was to help people (giving them health, food, comfort) and, at the same time, accompany them on the path of moral life.

- Do good to no matter who. Preach with example!