1st Week in Ordinary Time (Year B) : Thursday 14th January, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

God’s Providence: In today’s Gospel, Jesus moved with Compassion, cured the man who in his great joy shared the Good News with all peoples.  However, even as a large crowd was clamoring for Jesus, God our Father’s Providence for His Son’s Suffering and Death was not yet the “time.” What is God’s Providence in your present life?

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 1:40-45

A man suffering from a virulent skin-disease came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees saying, ‘If you are willing, you can cleanse me.’ Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said to him, ‘I am willing. Be cleansed.’ And at once the skin-disease left him and he was cleansed.

And at once Jesus sternly sent him away and said to him, ‘Mind you tell no one anything, but go and show yourself to the priest, and make the offering for your cleansing prescribed by Moses as evidence to them.’ The man went away, but then started freely proclaiming and telling the story everywhere, so that Jesus could no longer go openly into any town, but stayed outside in deserted places. Even so, people from all around kept coming to him.