It is 15th January 2019. The readings are from Hebrews 2:5-12; and the Gospel from Mark 1:21-28. God is not ashamed of us as human beings. God sent God’s Only Son Jesus to suffer for us and to impart the depth of God’s love through Him. Through the incarnation, God took initiative through Jesus to alleviate and to recognise our affinity to God by sanctifying us as God’s own children. God is so proud of each one of us and entrusted the keys of freedom to monitor, manage and take responsibility of all that is in us and outside of us. God bestowed us all with the power of the Holy Spirit to discern what is good. God cares for us by the eternal, abiding and healing presence through the Sacraments and the guidance of the Mother Church. Our source of strength comes from God and it becomes abundant when duly acknowledged. The ripples of repentance will never cease until the breeze of the Holy Spirit dashes the shores of the souls. God gently reminds us through Jesus that we are all having one same Father and we need to call upon God gratefully daily. “For this reason, Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, saying, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.” (Heb.2:12). The first reading teaches us the importance of the true identity of Jesus with the humanity at large. The responsorial Psalm acclaims, “You gave your Son power over the works of your hand.” (Ps.8:7). The Gospel proclaims so affirmingly that Jesus has all the power needed to deal with the evil of all kinds. Even the spirit world recognised the power of Jesus and they acknowledged Him. The authority of Jesus is not a borrowed one or a delegated power. Jesus, as the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity endowed with the power of God as God. We must recognise the authority and the power of Jesus in our lives when we are faced with trials and temptations. Let us not mortgage our spiritual power as a believer in Jesus for any worldly pleasures and powers. May you have a good day. God bless you.

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