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Gospel JN 4:43-54
At that time Jesus left [Samaria] for Galilee.
For Jesus himself testified
that a prophet has no honor in his native place.
When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him,
since they had seen all he had done in Jerusalem at the feast;
for they themselves had gone to the feast.
Then he returned to Cana in Galilee,
where he had made the water wine.
Now there was a royal official whose son was ill in Capernaum.
When he heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea,
he went to him and asked him to come down
and heal his son, who was near death.
Jesus said to him,
“Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.”
The royal official said to him,
“Sir, come down before my child dies.”
Jesus said to him, “You may go; your son will live.”
The man believed what Jesus said to him and left.
While the man was on his way back,
his slaves met him and told him that his boy would live.
He asked them when he began to recover.
They told him,
“The fever left him yesterday, about one in the afternoon.”
The father realized that just at that time Jesus had said to him,
“Your son will live,”
and he and his whole household came to believe.
Now this was the second sign Jesus did
when he came to Galilee from Judea.
Thank you Father for proclaiming the Gospel and your sermon to help us know we are one family and we belong to the Body of Christ. The reading from Isaiah was profound today. One thing that stood out to me from the Gospel yesterday was We have to do the works of the one who sent me while it is still day. Night is coming when no one can work. That is still with me to ponder. I pray for all people may we remain strong, patience and persevere. We must keep our eyes upward and look to the light. We need to remember in our suffering that joy will come and I can’t imagine how great it has to be. God Bless our world, our church and all people.