Gospel Mark 1:29-39

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

Immediately upon leaving the synagogue, Jesus entered Simon and Andrew’s house with James and John.  Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told Jesus about her.  Jesus went over to her and took her by the hand and helped her up, and the fever left her.  She immediately went about her work.

After sunset, as evening drew on, they brought to Jesus all who were ill and demon possessed.  Jesus healed many who were sick with different diseases, and cast out many demons.  But Jesus would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew who he was.

Rising early the next morning, Jesus went off to a lonely place in the desert, and prayed there.  Simon and some companions managed to track Jesus down, and said to him, “Everybody is looking for you!”  Jesus said to them, “Let us move on to the neighboring villages so that I may proclaim the Good News there also.  That is what I have come to do.”  So Jesus went into their synagogues proclaiming the Good News and expelling demons throughout the whole of Galilee.

The Good News as spoken through Mark.

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