Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Jesus taught them with authority

Due to the Alert Level Four in place for the whole of Wales with a very high risk of infection by the new variant of Covid-19 and the ‘at risk’ profile of many of our parishioners Mass will be live streamed only from St. Teilo’s until further notice.

 

Today’s Gospel continues the reading from St. Mark’s Gospel and describes what some believe was likely to have been a typical day in Jesus’ life and ministry. Jesus teaches in the synagogue on the Sabbath. St. Mark reports that the people respond to Jesus’ teaching with astonishment, noting Jesus’ authority and contrasting it with the scribes.

 

The power of Jesus confirms the authority of His teaching by his expulsion of the unclean spirit. He does not just speak with words, but he takes action. In this way, He manifests God’s plan with words and with the power of His deeds. In the Gospel in fact, we see that in His earthly mission, Jesus reveals the love of God both through preaching and through countless gestures of attention and aid to the sick, the needy, children and sinners. Jesus is our Teacher, powerful in word and deed. Jesus imparts to us all the light that illuminates the sometimes dark paths of our lives. He also transmits to us the necessary strength to overcome difficulties, trials and temptations. Let us consider what a great grace it is for us to have known this God who is so powerful and so good! A teacher and a friend who shows us the path and takes care of us especially when we are in need.

 

Mass today will be at 10.00am and you are welcome to join us online.

 

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