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Gospel for the Wednesday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

Mark 1:29-39

Summary: In Capernaum, Jesus healed Simon's mother-in-law of a fever at her home, leading her to serve them. As night fell, the town brought their sick and demon-possessed to Him. He healed many and cast out demons, aware of His identity. Seeking solitude, Jesus prayed early in the morning. When found by His disciples, He expressed His mission to preach in nearby villages, emphasizing His purpose. He continued throughout Galilee, preaching in synagogues and expelling demons.

Ministry in Galilee

On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.

When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons. The whole town was gathered at the door. He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him.

Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Simon and those who were with him pursued him and on finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.”

He told them, “Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come.”

So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.

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