Friday, February 6, 2015
Jesus the Healer
Mark shows Jesus as a man of action. In the first chapter of his Gospel, Jesus heals "the man with an unclean spirit," Peter's mother-in-law, a leper, and "many who were sick with various diseases." Even though Mark says that Jesus "went throughout Galilee proclaiming the message," he stresses what Jesus does more than what he preaches.
A quick look at this as well as the other Gospels shows us that Jesus is on our side against illness. In my recent sickness I was able to surrender myself to his healing which came to me in doctors and nurses and the love of family and friends.