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Today’s Gospel
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Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 4:31-37): Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee. He taught them on the Sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching because he spoke with authority. Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee. He taught them on the Sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching because he spoke with authority. In the synagogue there was a man with the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out in a loud voice, “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, “Be quiet! Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down in front of them and came out of him without doing him any harm. They were all amazed and said to one another, “What is there about his word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” And news of him spread everywhere in the surrounding region.

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!