Daily Gospel Reflection for January 23, 2014

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Today’s Gospel: Mark 3:7-12

Why did Jesus warn spirits not to make Him known? Didn’t He want people to know He was the messiah?

But we must ask the question why the demons wanted to reveal the identity of Jesus if not to undermine his work or to put him in immediate danger. It puts in mind the malicious voice in a crowd who yells FIRE to cause a stampede. We also have to remember that when demons speak, they are not capable of anything but lies and deception.

If we were on trial, would we want the witness of a crook as a credible source? Of course not, because it would make us look as though we keep company with crooks. Jesus did not need or want the testimony of demons.

In the gospels Jesus has the authority not only to heal people but also the power to silence evil into submission.

Ponder:

Who do you turn to when you ask for advice?  Be wary. A person of the world is going to give you exactly that — the world’s “wisdom.”  When you get advice, if it contradicts the wisdom of Christ’s church, which comes straight from the Holy Spirit, you can know that it’s bad advice.

Pray:

Holy Son of God Who has dominion over all creation, have mercy on us.

Copyright 2014 Victoria Garaitonandia Gisondi

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