He taught with authority in the Synagogues

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Year B  -  Fourth Sunday in ordinary time

He taught with authority in the Synagogues

He taught with authority in the Synagogues Catholic Gospels - Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit Mark 1:21-28

21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught.
22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit,
24 and he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God."
25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!"
26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
27 They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, "What is this? A new teaching -- with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him."
28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.
(NRSV)

Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Fourth Sunday in ordinary time - He taught with authority in the Synagogues The Scribes and the Pharisees were the people dedicated to the Holy Scriptures, they were the teachers of the Law who inspired respect for their wisdom. This however made them very proud and careless to the point of neglecting the true teachings of God in exchange for rituals and man made words.

As soon as I started teaching in the synagogue everyone was surprised to hear what they heard, to see what they saw and to experience a presence they had never felt before.

They were not listening to another human being full of sin and pride who was misusing his authority, they suddenly heard words direct from the mouth of God.

I came to the world with the authority of my own word, a voice that commands every time it speaks. My word has the power to create. It is a voice that changes darkness into light, death into life, and sinners into saints.

Behind my words was the power of God proving that I was sent from heaven into the world. I spoke with the wisdom of God, with an eloquence never heard before that is full of humility. I came to renew the world.

My words are life, therefore I call you to listen to them and to put them into practice. I challenge you to change, to become like me. I donít force anyone to follow me, but those who follow me find peace, joy and eternal life.

My gospels contain all the teachings necessary to provide the change required in every soul. I spoke with simple words, full of meaning, so that everyone could understand me.

I did not stop there. I keep on calling everyone in the silence of their hearts to listen to me, to amend their lives and to live according to my desires.

My dear soul, I am speaking to you at this very moment. Do not turn away from me, do not reject me. All that I want is your appreciation for what I am doing for you. Therefore stop and meditate, pray and open your heart, desire the holy spirit to speak to your heart and you will hear my words clearly. Do not be afraid, give the spirit a chance, do not block it with your intellect, become like a little child and lean on me.

I made myself a child for your sake, so that no one could feel inferior to me, I became a man like anyone of you, to demonstrate my love for all. I taught you very deeply with my own words.

I speak to you now, so that you can hear me personally. I died for your sins so that you may have hope in me, the Lord your savior, who loves you patiently.

Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary

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