16th January 2019 Wednesday 1st Week of Ordinary Time
Hebrews 2: 14-18, Mark 1:29-39
"Lightening the burdens of others"
When Jesus heard that Peter’s mother-in-law was sick with fever, He immediately went to her, took her by the hand and helped her up. Jesus was surrounded the whole day with sick people and he patiently spent time with each person by relieving them of their pain, worries, etc. He did not reject anyone because each person, no matter how unimportant, was a person worthy of his time and attention.
Today, we are also surrounded by many people throughout the day - our children, siblings, colleagues and elderly parents. Each person is worthy of our time, attention and love. Do we reach out and keep helping them?
Question for reflection:
1) How can I give my time, attention and love to those around me?