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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Monday 5th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mk 6,53-56): Having crossed the lake, Jesus and his disciples came ashore at Gennesaret (…). People recognized Jesus and (…) wherever He was they brought to him the sick lying on their mats. And wherever He went, to villages, towns or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplace and begged him to let them touch just the fringe of his cloak. And all who touched him were cured.

The miracles: God continues being God

EDITORIAL TEAM evangeli.net (based on texts by Benedict XVI) (Città del Vaticano, Vatican)

Today, the Gospel gives explicit evidence —although with no details— about the miracles that were performed while the Son of God was just going by, even if only touching the edge of his cloak. Does God still perform miracles today? Christian faith affirms that God exerts His power over the world and can actually perform miracles (which are like His "private language").

We only know the laws of nature as rules of thumb; ultimately, we cannot define what is nature, nor the scope of the natural laws. But God, after ending the creation, did not "go away": He can act yet. He still is the Creator, therefore, He always has the possibility of "intervention". God continues being God!, so —whenever He wants and if good enough for the world, when He prefers— He can present Himself before the world as the Creator and the Lord.

—The topic about miracles implies the divine question: anyone who does not recognize the miracles has other image of God.