DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Jesus’ Ministry of Healing”: In today’s Gospel, the great crowds were all wanting to “touch” Jesus, so as to be cured of their illness and possessions of unclean spirits. Ponder on, “When we desire to know and love Jesus more personally, He will surely heal us of our physical, emotional and spiritual illnesses; according to His Father’s Will and Ways.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lakeside, and great crowds from Galilee followed him. From Judaea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea and Transjordan and the region of Tyre and Sidon, great numbers who had heard of all he was doing came to him.
And he asked his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, to keep him from being crushed. For he had cured so many that all who were afflicted in any way were crowding forward to touch him. And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, would fall down before him and shout, ‘You are the Son of God!’ But he warned them strongly not to make him known.