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Friday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time.

1Kings 11:29-32;12:19/Ps 81:10-11ab,12-13,14-15/Mark 7:31-37.

Theme: God is ever-powerful.

Rev Fr Peter Paul

Sometimes we forget that the rippling effects of our actions can break or destroy our hard-won success. Rehoboam suffers the repercussions of his father's sins.

Jeroboam is given, in symbolism, ten tribes. The implication is that God is faithfully true to his word. We need to be faithful as well. All we need is humility to come back to him when we walk other ways and paths.

God is powerful. He does whatever he wills in his own opportune time. He made David a king over Israel. He promised him a dynasty as well. Today, he does not take the dynasty but God reduces the territorial boundary of the kingship.

A man suffering from two predicaments encounters Jesus. He comes into the powerful presence of Jesus and the result is the miracle he has long desired.

Let us learn from Jesus and be silent a bit. People should not always see what we do. We must try sometimes to do things in secret.

As people in healing and deliverance, we must learn and uphold the dignity of our clients. It is of no use to make a public show of our healing prowess and gifts at the expense of the dignity of the people.

We pray for the grace to come to Jesus always. May He bless and keep us all.

We pray for God's protection for all travelers. God loves you precious one.

Have a blissful day.

+Padre Petros Paulos+

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