7th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday, 21st February 2022

Daily Word Of God

Mark 9:17-24

A man from the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Master, I have brought my son to you; there is a spirit of dumbness in him, and when it takes hold of him it throws him to the ground, and he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and goes rigid. And I asked your disciples to cast it out and they were unable to.’

‘You faithless generation,’ he said to them in reply. ‘How much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with you? Bring him to me.’ They brought the boy to him, and as soon as the spirit saw Jesus it threw the boy into convulsions, and he fell to the ground and lay writhing there, foaming at the mouth.

Jesus asked the father, ‘How long has this been happening to him?’ ‘From childhood,’ he replied, ‘and it has often thrown him into fire and into water, in order to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have pity on us and help us.’

‘If you can?’ retorted Jesus. ‘Everything is possible for anyone who has faith.’  Immediately the father of the boy cried out, ‘I have faith. Help the little faith I have!’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • As followers of Jesus, it is very important that we develop a meaningful prayer life that connects ourselves with Jesus at all times. We need to pray to grow in faith. Without true faith in God we can achieve nothing in life.


  • We have to overcome our unbelief or half-hearted belief to experience the power of trusting God more fully with our lives.


  • Do you give praise and thank God for the abundant blessings in life? God always answers all our prayers and is present in all our trials in life. How is your relationship with God?