Jesus Christ – Divine Physician

The Ills of Modern Man At Eden, Man chose to abuse his freedom, distrusting God and seeking to “be like God” (cf. Gen 3:5). Since then, Man has suffered under the effects of Original Sin (CCC 396-409), which includes the embrace of personal sin and lives full of pain, illness, emotional suffering and death. Humans […]

The Power of Jesus Christ

Man’s Feeble Power Since the fall of Man in Eden, men have pursued power to fulfill selfish desires.  “Power” comes from the Latin, potis, meaning, “to be able” and “strength, vigor and control”.  Men seek power to in an attempt to control other men (political, economic), natural resources (land, resources) and even life itself (longevity, health). […]

Does Jesus wear magic fringe?

Today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 6:53-56) offers a somewhat strange, perhaps confusing demonstration of the awesome power of Christ: [53] And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennes’aret, and moored to the shore. [54] And when they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized him,  [55] and ran about the […]

Jesus heals the withered hand. (*Warning*)

In today’s Gospel from the Mass, Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath (Mark 3:1-6).  Warning: there is a graphic image of a withered hand at the bottom of this page. [1] Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. [2] And they watched him, to […]

Want to see how foolish it is to argue with God?

Today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 2:1-12) offers a demonstration of the absolutely awe-inspiring way that Jesus deals with the evil/misguided enemies who seek to discredit Him:   [1]And when he returned to Caper’na-um after some days, it was reported that he was at home. [2] And many were gathered together, so that there was no […]

The Healing Touch of Jesus Christ

Today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 1:29-39) describes yet another healing miracle by Jesus Christ: [30] Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him of her.   [31] And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her; and she served them. As […]

Jesus heals a Leper (*Warning*)

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Luke 5:12-16), there is an astounding account of one of the times that Jesus heals a Leper (warning, at the bottom of this post is an image of leprosy).  From the Gospel of Luke: [12]  While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of […]