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23rd JANUARY, GOSPEL READING (MARK 3:7-12)

23 Jan

THE UNCLEAN SPIRITS WOULD SHOUT, “YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD!” BUT HE WARNED THEM STRONGLY NOT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN.

Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lakeside, and great crowds from Galilee followed him. From Judaea, Jerusalem, Idumaea, Transjordania and the region of Tyre and Sidon, great numbers who had heard of all he was doing came to him.

And he asked his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, to keep him from being crushed. For he had cured so many that all who were afflicted in any way were crowding forward to touch him. And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, would fall down before him and shout, “You are the Son of God!” But he warned them strongly not to make him known.

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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