Should I stay or should I go?

In this Sunday’s Gospel, we have Jesus staying a night at Simon’s house. He healed his mother-in-law who had a fever, and they brought more people to Him for healing that night.

“And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him pursued him, and they found him and said to him, “Every one is searching for you.” And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also; for that is why I came out.” And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.”

The interesting thing about this passage is how Jesus was starting to attract more people who want to be healed of physical impairments or spiritual bondage, but instead of staying in one place to heal them all, He decided to move to the neighbouring towns to spread the Gospel message.

This gives us a very strong indicator that Jesus wasn’t just incarnated into mankind so that he can be some miraculous healer that would heal the whole world of its ailments, if that were the case, we would all just be in a queue to get this magic healing.

No, Jesus came to give us a bigger message and instruction for the salvation of our souls. Namely that,

1.God is real. He exists.

2.We need to turn away from our sins to return to Him and obey his commandments.

3. We can then inherit eternal salvation which also implies there is life after death.

So should I stay on my own selfish path of life? Or should I go down the narrow path of faith, obedience and love of fellow men?

That’s the question we all have to answer in the lives we live.

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