by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 02/05/2015

in Ordinary Time

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 8, 2015

“Everyone is looking for you.”
(Mark 1:37)


What would Jesus do in the circumstances of his daily life?
We find the answer in Mark’s gospel.

The mother-in-law of Peter was sick with a fever.
What would Jesus do?
With great compassion and love, Jesus cured her.
She waits not only on Jesus but with his band of apostles!

After the sun set the whole town was knocking on Peter’s door.
What would Jesus do? He took time with each person and cured them.
Interestingly, Jesus with humility forbade those cured and those who had demons expelled
from them not to tell others about his healing.

Happily, Jesus, Peter and his family, and the eleven apostles went to bed.
What did Jesus do?
Early in the morning before dawn Jesus found a place of solitude and prayed.

The apostles went hunting for Jesus to tell him, “Everyone is looking for you.”
What would Jesus say?
With his eyes focused on his mission said, “No. Let’s go to some other towns so that I may
preach, teach, and heal. So many need healing.”

The Word was good as his word.
We finally ask, “What would Jesus do?”
We found the answer.
Jesus in his “daily doings” would continue his mission of:

  • Compassion and love,
  • Healing,
  • Prayer,
  • Preaching,
  • Teaching, and
  • Driving out demons.

For Reflection and Sharing:

  1. Where is your place of solitude?
  2. What is included in compassion?
  3. To whom did Jesus show love?
  4. What makes a person humble?
  5. What are some of the ways you can heal?
  6. Who are brokenhearted in your daily living encounters?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Gia January 31, 2015 at 9:07 am

Thank you for sharing!! Very inspiring and very well needed in today’s world.


Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND February 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Thanks Gia. Again, why do we so often not ask WWJD? We both need to make that question before we act. Jm


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