Mother-in-law

September 4, 2019 6:00 am

“After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. 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.” (LK 4: 38-39) 

Our “in-laws” are sometimes “afflicted with a severe fevers”-with their idealistic vision for our lives; when they try to correct us or even rebuke us (remember Program no 2: We and Family?). It is good to invite Our Lord to those kinds of situations-“He stood over her, rebuke the fever, and it left her.” It is also good to invite Jesus into our hearts when we become in-laws, to respect and to protect the marriages of our children with His presence in our hearts; it is good to think about them when “He stays over us.”

“The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor and to proclaim liberty to captives.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak

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