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Thursday, January 19, 2006
“You are the Son of God.”

January 19, 2006
Thursday in the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Think about the true power of these words in today's Gospel reading:

Jesus withdrew toward the sea with his disciples. A large number of people followed from Galilee and from Judea. Hearing what he was doing, a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem, from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan, and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon. He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him.

He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him. And whenever unclean spirits saw him they would fall down before him and shout, “You are the Son of God.” He warned them sternly not to make him known. Mk 3:7-12

Imagine having the Son of God in our presence! Imagine literally seeing the Son of God, God Incarnate, and having Him heal you.

Stop! For Jesus Christ is not gone. He is Risen! Today that same Jesus who went to heal the people, who traveled with His disciples, and who died our rightful death reigns over us. He, in this day, is our King and our God in the beautiful Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is not a symbol but truly Our Lord, the healer of the people of Tyre and Sidon, is with us. And, He requires very little. We don't have to exhibit high intelligence, have a rich or poor family, or possess anything. We simple most be people of joy and love. Ask yourself if your heart is overpouring with joy.

The truth is that Jesus Christ is still with us! Every time you receive Him truly present, your heart should be in greater ecstasy! For that is the Son of God! Look at the beautiful Eucharist, at the joy of the Center of the Mass, and there is the same Jesus waiting for your heart.

He won't come and break down the rusty hinges of the door to your heart. He won't force His way in. He simply will stand outside is the cold, the rain, and the heat knocking on the door of your heart. I will ask you once: When will you open the door?

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