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Today’s Gospel
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Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent

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Gospel text (Jn 4:43-54): There was a royal official whose son was ill in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, who was near death (...). The royal official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus said to him, “You may go; your son will live.” At that time Jesus left Samaria for Galilee. For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his native place. When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all he had done in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves had gone to the feast.

Then he returned to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. Now there was a royal official whose son was ill in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, who was near death. Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” The royal official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus said to him, “You may go; your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus said to him and left. While he was on his way back, his slaves met him and told him that his boy would live. He asked them when he began to recover. They told him, “The fever left him yesterday, about one in the afternoon.” The father realized that just at that time Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live,” and he and his whole household came to believe. [Now] this was the second sign Jesus did when he came to Galilee from Judea.

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.