January 3. Jesus went about teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease. The group commented that healing Masses are becoming more and more popular these days. “Is it because that is what people are asking for from religion, and do people really get healed physically in the way that Jesus healed?” “What concerns me is whether there are still demoniacs, people possessed with evil spirits today. Considering some of the horrific crimes committed against women, children and animals such as rhinos, one wonders what kind of evil spirit is behind that.” “Maybe there is a lot of moral, mental and spiritual healing to be done for the whole of creation. Isn’t that a task we should begin to take seriously this year?”
Becoming an eco-friendly family: Consider Laudato Si goal 2 : Response to the cry of the poor.
At that time Jesus heard that John had been arrested so he withdrew into Galilee. He went about teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease. They brought him all the sick, those with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics and he healed them. Matt 4:23-25. Pope Francis. The light of faith does not make us forget the sufferings of this world. To those who suffer God does not provide arguments which explain everything, rather his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light. LF 57