Thursday, January 21, 2021

Multa turba secuta eum | A large crowd followed Jesus

Jesus went out to the lake with his disciples, and a large crowd followed him. —Mark 3:7 (NLT) 

Although this reading is short, so much about Jesus’s ministry is included.  There were people from all surrounding areas flocking to Him!  He is open to everyone!  

They were urgent in pressing their needs:  to hear his message, to be cured of diseases, and to have the evil spirits cast out!  They recognized His power.  

All they had to do was touch him or get his attention!  God in the person of Jesus was manifesting His power and wish to bring each person to wholeness!  His overwhelming desire for each of us!

“And whenever unclear spirits saw him, they would fall down before him and shout, “You are the Son of God.”  

Why were so many of those people and leaders of Jesus’s time unable to recognize the Godliness of Jesus?  Can’t we ask ourselves a similar question?  Why aren’t we able to see the spark of God daily in each person and event?  

Today, let us ask God to open our eyes to his all-pervading presence and to respond in the manner  of Jesus.

Blessings to All!

Reflection on Mark 3:7-12 by Sr. Mary Vivette, SND 

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