WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY-SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 4, 2019
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 4:38-44
After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon's mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with him about her. He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and waited on them. At sunset, all who had people sick with various diseases brought them to him. He laid his hands on each of them and cured them. And demons also came out from many, shouting, "You are the Son of God." But he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Christ. At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, "To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent." And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
REFLECTION:.... 'they interceded with him about her.'
Jesus knew that Peter's mother in law was sick but when ' they interceded with him about her'
He rebuked the fever and she immediately stood up and waited on them.
We see her serve all. She was aware of God's blessings and she thanks Him and the people who prayed for her. In all that she did, she expressed her thanksgiving by service.
We have several people in our PAPA Family who have asked for intercessaory prayers. We offer all our prayers for our brothers and sisters in PAPA confident that our Lord is listening, confident that His mercy abounds. Our interests and our concerns now involve others besides ourselves. Our hearts make room for others and love overflows as we see them through the eyes of God. When we take a step close to Jesus we realize He is waiting for us with open arms.
Pray for others as you would pray for your children or for yourself. Talk to God about them, and make your case in the intercessory divine court.