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Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mk 1:21-28): Jesus came to Capernaum with his followers, and on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority. Jesus came to Capernaum with his followers, and on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes. In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of him!” The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.

All were amazed and asked one another, “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.” His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee.

Illustration: Pili Piñero

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

- See, 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.