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Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mk 1:29-39): On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.

When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons. The whole town was gathered at the door. He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him.

Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Simon and those who were with him pursued him and on finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.” He told them, “Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come.” So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus goes out to preach, already in the company of his first Apostles. He has not come to preach a theory and weird doctrines; the Son of God has come to save us all with deeds. That is why he cures all the sick that are brought to Him.

- Besides, “at the break of dawn, when it was still dark, He got up, and set off to a lonely place to pray ”. Prayer, here is the remedy!