4th Week, Ordinary Time : Sunday 28th January, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Unclean Spirits” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus expelled the unclean spirits from the possessed man.  Ponder on, “We can weaken our faith through our curiosities and superstitious beliefs in unclean spirits; especially if we seek their help.  Jesus as our Saviour, is almighty and full of CompassionDeepen our faith in Jesus at all times.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 1:21b-28

On the Sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. And his teaching made a deep impression on them because, unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority.

In their synagogue there was a man with an unclean spirit, and he shouted, ‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.’ But Jesus rebuked it saying, ‘Be quiet! Come out of him!’ And the unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions and with a loud cry went out of him.

The people were so astonished that they started asking one another what it all meant, saying, ‘Here is a teaching that is new, and with authority behind it: he gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him.’ And his reputation at once spread everywhere, through all the surrounding Galilean countryside.