Ordinary Time, Week 4

Save us O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to Your holy name, and make it our glory to praise You. (Psalm 106:47).

Grant us, Lord our God,
that we may honor You with all our mind,
and love everyone in truth of heart.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.

If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. (Psalm 95:8).

“Then they came to Capernaum, and on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority (ἐξουσίαν, exousian) and not as the scribes. In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are - the Holy One of God!” Jesus rebuked (ἐπετίμησεν, epetimesen) him and said (λέγων legon), “Quiet (φιμώθητι, phimotheti)! Come out of him!” The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him. All were amazed and asked one another, “What is this? A new teaching with authority (ἐξουσίαν, exousian). He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey (ὑπακούουσιν, hupakouousin) him.” His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee (Mark 1:21-28).”

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