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Mark 1:29-39

In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, "Everyone is searching for you." He answered, "Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do." And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.

Mark 1:29-39
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    • Who do you take your troubles to? Jesus heard Simon’s prayer for his sick mother-in-law and the fever left her. There is no trouble he will not face with us and for us. Put your trust in him.
    • Lord Jesus, you became human for us! You brought joy to a family at Cana. You brought healing and hope to Simon Peter’s mother in law, and to the paralysed and the blind. You gave bread to the hungry. You gave us your life, your body, your spirit, your mother – everything. Thank you!
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    • Jesus, this Gospel portrays a very busy day in your life. My days, as you know, can be busy too. But you find time to pray and I must try to do the same. You bless the time I give to prayer, and my life becomes more fruitful.
    • When Simon’s mother-in-law is cured, she does what Jesus himself does. She serves those in need. She becomes a disciple. Wellbeing of spirit involves a willingness to serve, while spiritual sickness means that I am concerned only about myself. I ask the Lord to make me truly well.
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    • Despite their brief acquaintance with Jesus, the disciples grasped that Jesus is empowered by the Spirit. His first act of healing is in favour of a woman. Healed of her fever, Peter’s mother-in-law embodies true discipleship – the service of others.
    • Lord, deliver me from seeking your help only in times of difficulty. May I grow in grateful love for the ways you daily raise me up and call me to the service of the community.
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    •  I do what Jesus did: I take time to be with God. Jesus did not spend time in prayer despite the busyness of life but because of it. The more people wanted from him, the more he was drawn to confirm what it was that his father asked.
    • Jesus did not stay where he was popular, where there was work to be done. His vision had a wider breadth than was evident to the disciples. In prayer, I can discern where my mission might lie.
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    •  I do what Jesus did: I take time to be with God. Jesus did not spend time in prayer despite the busyness of life but because of it. The more people wanted from him, the more he was drawn to confirm what it was that his father asked.
    • Jesus did not stay where he was popular, where there was work to be done. His vision had a wider breadth than was evident to the disciples. In prayer, I can discern where my mission might lie.