A Gospel Reflection for February 5, 2012, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Simon said, “Jesus, my mother-in-law is sick in bed with a fever.”
Jesus went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up.  The fever left her immediately, and she began to serve them.

Mark 1.30-31

Simon Peter’s mother-in-law responds to Jesus’ act of raising her up by serving him.  She becomes a disciple who gives herself to his new community.  In fact, in this story the disciples and Jesus are those who come to be served and Peter’s mother-in-law is the model disciple.  She does the same service Jesus twice carries out in Mark’s gospel when he feeds multitudes.  She is Jesus first woman disciple.

Who models a discipleship of service that you try to follow in your life?

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