May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings:

After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with him about her. He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and waited on them. 

At sunset, all who had people sick with various diseases brought them to him. He laid his hands on each of them and cured them. And demons also came out from many, shouting, “You are the Son of God.” But he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Christ.

At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, “To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.” And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea. 

Ever notice how many times Jesus went off alone. We know from other places in Scripture that when He went off alone, He went to pray and get close to His Father. How often do you go spend time with Jesus? We can only learn who He is by being alone with Him, praying to His Father. We cannot truly love someone unless we know them. The demons knew Him, do you? 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I try so hard to make time for you. Help me to clear my calendar and use that time just for you. In Jesus’ holy name I pray for this grace. Amen. 

I trust in the mercy of God for ever.

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