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Saturday 19 January(0)

January 19, 2019

Hebrews 4:12-16; Psalm 18 (19):8-10, 15;
Mark 2:13-17

Physician

Jesus saw himself as a physician. He is interested and concerned with the sick. He sees sin as a sickness and wants to address it. He does not confuse the sin with the sinner as we tend to do.… More

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Friday 18 January

Hebrews 4:1-5, 11; Psalm 77 (78):3-4, 6-8;
Mark 2:1-12

Forgiveness

What can we do about our sins? Our memories keep bringing them back. We fail when we try to kid ourselves that we didn’t really sin anyway. Jesus offers us forgiveness.… More

Thursday 17 January

ST ANTHONY

Hebrews 3:7-14; Psalm 94 (95) 6-11; Mark 1:40-45

Being radical

Martyrdom was petering out and Christian life was becoming more mainstream. Anthony of Egypt leads the way in a radical surrender to God and a remarkable living out of the Gospel.… More

Wednesday 16 January

Hebrews 2:14-18; Psalm 104 (105):1-4, 6-9;
Mark 1:29-39

Humanity of Jesus

Jesus became one of us. He is like us, he is close to us. We can be close to him, we can even identify with him. Because Jesus is fully human, God has come so close to humanity and to each one of us.… More


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