22nd Week, Ordinary Time: Wednesday 4th September 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 4:38-42a

Leaving the synagogue Jesus went to Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother in law was in the grip of a high fever and they asked him to do something for her. Standing over her he rebuked the fever and it left her. And she immediately got up and began to serve them.

At sunset all those who had friends suffering from diseases of one kind or another brought them to him, and laying his hands on each he cured them. Devils too came out of many people, shouting, ‘You are the Son of God.’ But he warned them and would not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Christ. When daylight came he left the house and made his way to a lonely place.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus is frequently referred to as the ‘Son of God’ in Holy Scripture. Jesus is also called Emmanuel (God with us), Wonderful Counsellor, God the Mighty, Prince of Peace, … All this points to Christ’s divinity and holiness.


  • The devils and evil spirits recognized Jesus as the Son of God. Are you able to recognize Jesus in the people you meet: the poor and needy or anyone on the streets?


  • Who is Christ to you? Can you sense His Presence at various times in your life – daily, at work and at home?