February 3, 2018
5th Sunday - B (February 4, 2018)
Jesus is available to people, especially those who are in need. He heals the sick even on the sabbath. (Last week, we learned that it was a sabbath when he went to the synagogue, and now, he goes to the house of Simon and Andrew from the synagogue).
He makes himself available to God in prayer. In this way, he also is available to himself and his needs.
And he is available to the mission that God has given him, not allowing success or popularity to tie him down. Mark recognizes that in this way, Jesus has already accomplished so much while we are still in Chapter 1 of his Gospel.
Jesus could be so available because of his singlemindedness about God-given mission. “For this purpose have I come,” says Jesus.
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