February 06, 2021
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I remember when I was a kid thinking, "Since Jesus could work miracles, why didn't he just spend all his time healing people." In today's Gospel, Jesus' disciples are really asking him the same thing. They want him to continue healing more people. Jesus does not. He tells his disciples that it was more important that he move on to the next town and preach his message. As important as healing is, his message is even more important.
So what is the message of Jesus that is even more important than healing someone's tumor, or Parkinson's disease? It must be pretty big. It is.
The message of Jesus is for us to Love. When scientists pursue their efforts towards a cure for a disease out of love, they meet success. Then, not just one person, but hundreds or millions are healed. Similarly: