Please LISTEN to God’s Silence in this Gospel: Mark 1:29-39
As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Now Peter’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. Jesus took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
Jesus has been healing people back then. When He heals, he does “beyond the physical illness”.
Healing the blind is giving one the opportunity to see from perspectives the real beauty of life around him. Healing the lame is making him walk through life without being dependent on others. Healing those with leprosies is cleansing them from the different unclean spirits which keep one’s life in sorrow … and a lot more stories of healing!
Jesus wants to heal us forevermore — and today, using His 1st Woman Disciple’s story in the person of Peter’s mother-in-law, He healed her “fever”! — that situation which kept her stagnant, not having the urge to get up from where she was because of loss of appetite, dehydration, general weakness and the likes.
Along life’s hurries and flurries, we may at times experience this “fever” when we loss appetite in doing good, when we feel too tired to overcome the negative emotions that maybe pulling us down; we may feel generally weak to fight over some materialistic tendencies; we may routinely feel “cold” in our relationships specially against those who’ve been striving to care for us yet we neglect; we may have increased heart rate due to our tendencies to be “reactive” most of the times … and all the other symptoms …
Today, Jesus wants our fever to leave us … Just as the mother-in-law responded and begun serving, we are also expected to have that same “willingness” to be “lifted up by Jesus” if only we change our perspectives in life.
Let’s Please, grab this healing today … If we feel too sick, then be BOLD! Dare To Ask God for The Impossible! ©sunset
Published in "The Feast Binan Bulletin" Issue #5, 8 February 2015 Light of Jesus Series:"BOLD! Dare To Ask God for The Impossible" BigDay:Perspective. Cor Dei 05/Gospel Reflection. Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time