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13.01.2010 SYNAGOGUE-HOME-PRAYER-VILLAGES

Posted under Reflections on January 12th, 2010 by

 Todays reading (Mk 1, 29-39) is action packed.

In this passage we see Jesus moving around 
the synagogue, home, villages and lonely place for prayer.
His actions are preaching, healing, chasing the demons out,
praying and moving around.
It looks that many days activities are telescoped by the author.
It is a summary statement about Jesus public ministry.
Jesus movements are oscillating between Synagogue to synagogue (vv. 29,39)
Todays activities begin in synagogue and end in synagogue (inclusive)
And the activities are preaching, healing and praying.
Except for praying, for the rest he is always with the people.
The four disciples Peter, Andrew, James and John are 
just observers. They do not seem to be doing anything.
Even they are not with him for prayer.
So prayer seems to be a personal activity.
(When you pray go to your inner room and having shut the door
pray to your father in heaven …)
– A model missionary life presented to the disciples
to learn and follow – consequently for us also
 

12.01.2010 BE SILENT AND COME OUT

Posted under Reflections on January 11th, 2010 by

 "Quiet! Come out of him!"    Mark 1,25

The fight between the good and the evil continues.
This fight started at the creation, ' I will put enmity between you … Gen 1,15.,
continues and will continue till the end.
The evil always try to strike at the good 
but good can never be overcome by evil.
That is why St.Paul says "Overcome evil by doing good"  Rom 12,21
In the present story the fight is between Jesus the good, and the demon
which possessed a man.
Evil always tries to possess man and the nature and wants to take control of nature.
Evil wants to be the master of all.
But the good tries to redeem the man and th nature from the control of evil.
When the good commands the evil, the evil shows it power
by convulsing  him or challenging the good (Have you come to destroy us?)
Jesus silences the evil and commands the evil to get out of man.
This authority to silence and command evil is in good.
Only good can do it.
Do I possess or am I in the possession of GOOD (in God's power)
that I have the authority to silence and command evil.
Whenever I remove or destroy a particular evil 
I am in authority. 
Many do compromise good with evil.
We make the impossible possible 
we make the good and evil co-exist
at least externally…
Let us be good and be possessed by good 
so that we can overcome evil by being/doing good or on the side of GOOD
  
 

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