Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Today’s Gospel recounts “a day in the life” of Jesus. Visiting the home of Peter, Jesus cured Peter’s mother-in-law. Word spread of his presence and people came bringing the sick and those with various diseases, as well as those possessed with demons. Jesus never turned away those who were in need of healing. In the second reading, St. Paul reminds us that we have a responsibility to preach the Gospel, to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Even if your life is busy, take time to notice the person Jesus puts in your path – someone who is in need of a listening ear, a word of encouragement, a caring smile.
Be the face of Jesus to that person.