2nd Week, Ordinary Time : Thursday, 18th January 2024

Daily Word Of God

Mark 3:7-12

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.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • The Jewish laws do not allow the curing of a person with a withered hand and many other good deeds on Sabbath day.


  • However, for Jesus, there are no restrictions for doing good when the need arises. Compassion is a value that has to be shown at all times, to all peoples and in all places.


  • What about us? Is our compassion limited to a selected few people or conditional to the time that does not inconvenience us. Or it is unconditional because this is how we live the Gospel of Jesus?