In today’s Gospel, we continue to find out more about Jesus’ ministry of hope and healing—his compassion for every person.  

Our Gospel begins with Jesus’ visit to Simon and Andrew’s house. While there, he learned that Simon’s mother-in-law was sick.  

“They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her, and she waited on them.”  

They started to bring Jesus all who were sick. It wasn’t long before, “The whole town was gathered at the door.”  

Jesus cured the sick and when he was done, he went to pray. Later, Simon approached Jesus to explain that everyone was looking for him.  

Jesus responded, “Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come.”  

Jesus’ compassion for every person is an inspiration to us at CMMB. He lives to serve. One might consider what kept Jesus inspired. We see that at the end of this Gospel, Jesus turned to prayer. At CMMB, we see reflection as a powerful source of inspiration.  

We reflect on the great work being done to serve our brothers and sisters in need, and we reflect on all that’s still left to be done—the need that still exists despite our global progress. Both realizations are just as important as we pave the road forward and develop our future service.   

We hope you find comfort, compassion, and inspiration in your own reflections.