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Sunday Reflection – 11 February 2024

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Also Read: Mass Readings for 11 February 2024 Homily for 11 February 2024 – Sunday

First Reading: Leviticus 13: 1-2, 44-46

When a person has on the skin of his body a swelling or an eruption or a spot, and it turns into a leprous disease on the skin of his body, he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the priests. (2)

God commanded his people to show themselves to the priests when they were afflicted with their diseases. Today, we can turn to our priests for healing from our spiritual and psychological infirmities. We could attend the retreats, seminars, and workshops conducted in our parishes regularly. We have been blessed, post-lockdown, with the surge of online administering by some of our catholic priests. We must turn to these sources, guided by the Holy Spirit. But we must ensure we discern and follow catholic morals and values. Above all, we must turn to confession regularly and we will feel the burden of our afflictions lifted from us.

We ask the Holy Spirit to grant us the wisdom, courage, and humility to make the right judgment.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 32: 1-2, 5, 11

Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. (1-2)

Alleluia, Amen!

Second Reading: First Corinthians 10: 31 – 11: 1

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. (31)

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. (1)

St. Paul explains here that being called to live as Christians means to imitate Christ! We must ask the Holy Spirit to renew our minds into the minds of Christ. Our thoughts must be aligned with what Christ and God the Abba Father might want. For this, we need to remain in HIS word, the Holy Word of God. Let us strive to read and meditate on scripture daily and keep repeating them during the day.

We can bring back our thoughts in every vacant moment to the Words of Our Master. In Jesus, Amen!

Gospel: Mark 1: 40-45

Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!” (41)

The Lord Jesus Christ stretches out his hand, touches us, and heals us, every time we cry humbly to him in the words of the leper: “If you choose, you can make me clean.” (40) We could add our petitions: “…you can grant me wisdom.” Or, “…you can grant me courage.” Christ knows the need of our hearts and sees our souls. He is the Shepherd of our soul and will grant our humble desires.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhashttps://disciplediaries.wordpress.com/
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas is a Former Teacher and an avid Bible-Reader. With her flair for the language, she now divides her time blogging and writing on Catholic and other Spiritual topics. When not volunteering she loves baking, reading, and singing.

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