Sat, January 16, 2021

Mk 2, 13-17

Once again he went out along the sea. All the crowd came to him and he taught them. As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting at the customs post. He said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many who followed him. Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors and said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?" Jesus heard this and said to them,

"Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."


How important is health?

Health is an important value, but not an absolute one. We should treat our God-given body gratefully and carefully, but not be obsessed with it. (2288-2291)

Appropriate care for the health of its citizens is one of the fundamental obligations of the State, which must create living conditions in which sufficient food, sanitary housing, and basic medical care are available to all.

What is God but life and loveliness, shining light, everlasting goodness, judging justice and healing mercy?
Saint Bridget of Sweden
(1303-1373, mystic and founder of the Order of the Bridgettines)

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