Wednesday of the 22 week in ordinary time ‘b’
Did Jesus heal Simon’s mother-in-law just so she could serve Him? Sounds like it. “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.” I think there is an important message here: it is difficult to serve the lord if we are physically ill, are in pain, or if we don’t feel well, or especially when we overwhelmed with earthly desires and problems. Think about this -- if you are in pain then that pain takes most of your energy away. It is so hard to pray, to think, to focus, or to serve the lord when you are in pain. That’s why it is important to pray to Jesus for healing, ask him to restore us to the fullness of strength of body and mind, so we can use our energy for serving Him and others.