Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Wednesday 16 January 2019
Jesus "entered the house of Simon and Andrew,” Mark 1,29
How good it is seeing Jesus hanging around with friends !! He goes to friends, strangers alike ! He visited St Peter, St. Andrew , but also goes to the old Nicodemus or to Zacchaeus despised by all , but even visits the man chained to the tombs naked, possessed by evil spirit in Gerasene as well !!
How easily do I make friends ? Can I be called upon ? Do people’s problems, worry interest me ? Do I visit people ? Do I know my neighbours : Do I sit down for a coffee , cards , a game of rummy , a glass of beer , do I sit with my colleagues , acquaintances ? How many people did I visit last week , how many people did I shake hands with ?
May Christ be my example who looks up His friends, fellow human beings and lets visit someone tomorrow with a good word , with great, great love !! Arriving home after visiting friends ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : Visiting the children in Medgyes
The Word of God
As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, ‘Everyone is searching for you.’ He answered, ‘Let us go on to the neighbouring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.’ And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.