Appleton, WI

Feb 7 Homily Connect: Recharge Each Day

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

JB 7:1-4, 6-7 1COR 9:16-19, 22-23 MK 1:29-39


Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.

The Gospel’s Photo Album

  • Photo #1 Peter’s Mother-in-Law – Jesus’ healing touch
  • Photo #2 Sunset Peter’s house in Capernaum – Many broken hurting people cured
  • Photo #3 Jesus in prayer

Jesus’ Healing Power Today

  • Jesus is still curing some people of serious issues of body and mind
  • Not all are cured but all are healed
  • Jesus is the Master of inner healing

A Poem by John Updike – Fever

  • “Inner healing is an awakening to deeper things.”
  • “Jesus makes these inner healings happen.”
  • “They are more beautiful and long lasting than a physical cure.”

Jesus on his Knees – Recharging

  • Deepening his love for His Father
  • Discerning with His Father the next steps of ministry

The Observation

  • If Jesus needs daily communication with His Father so do we

Questions for Reflection

  • What impacted you from today’s Readings and/or homily?
  • Do you know of anyone who has been healed body, mind, spirit? Have you?
  • Do you know anyone who has only been healed in spirit? What might that look like?
  • How does daily prayer drive life?

Live Connected

  • Consider how you might recharge each day and ask how you might continue in your ministry of discipleship .