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Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. Amen


Daily Prayer & Reading for January 13, 2023

Lord God, it is with Your patient guidance that I have made it to where I am today. Although my goals and plans don’t always turn out the way I expect or plan, I know that You are always by my side, encouraging me to continue on my life’s path. Thank You for being present in my ever-changing life. Amen.


Mark 2: 1-12
When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days,
it became known that he was at home.
Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them,
not even around the door,
and he preached the word to them.
They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.
Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd,
they opened up the roof above him.
After they had broken through,
they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to him,
“Child, your sins are forgiven.”
Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves,
“Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming.
Who but God alone can forgive sins?”
Jesus immediately knew in his mind what
they were thinking to themselves,
so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?
Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,
‘Your sins are forgiven,’
or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’?
But that you may know
that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”
–he said to the paralytic,
“I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.”
He rose, picked up his mat at once,
and went away in the sight of everyone.
They were all astounded
and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”


13 de Enero

Señor Dios, es con tu paciente guía que he llegado hasta donde estoy hoy. Aunque mis metas y planes no siempre resultan como espero o planeo, sé que Tú siempre estás a mi lado, animándome a continuar en el camino de mi vida. Gracias por estar presente en mi vida siempre cambiante. Amén.


Mc 2, 1-12

Cuando Jesús volvió a Cafarnaúm, corrió la voz de que estaba en casa, y muy pronto se aglomeró tanta gente, que ya no había sitio frente a la puerta. Mientras él enseñaba su doctrina, le quisieron presentar a un paralítico, que iban cargando entre cuatro. Pero como no podían acercarse a Jesús por la cantidad de gente, quitaron parte del techo, encima de donde estaba Jesús, y por el agujero bajaron al enfermo en una camilla.
Viendo Jesús la fe de aquellos hombres, le dijo al paralítico: “Hijo, tus pecados te quedan perdonados”. Algunos escribas que estaban allí sentados comenzaron a pensar: “¿Por qué habla éste así? Eso es una blasfemia. ¿Quién puede perdonar los pecados sino sólo Dios?”
Conociendo Jesús lo que estaban pensando, les dijo: “¿Por qué piensan así? ¿Qué es más fácil, decirle al paralítico: ‘Tus pecados te son perdonados’ o decirle: ‘Levántate, recoge tu camilla y vete a tu casa’? Pues para que sepan que el Hijo del hombre tiene poder en la tierra para perdonar los pecados – le dijo al paralítico –: Yo te lo mando: levántate, recoge tu camilla y vete a tu casa”.
El hombre se levantó inmediatamente, recogió su camilla y salió de allí a la vista de todos, que se quedaron atónitos y daban gloria a Dios, diciendo: “¡Nunca habíamos visto cosa igual!”

Al despedirlo, Jesús le mandó con severidad: “No se lo cuentes a nadie; pero para que conste, ve a presentarte al sacerdote y ofrece por tu purificación lo prescrito por Moisés”.

Pero aquel hombre comenzó a divulgar tanto el hecho, que Jesús no podía ya entrar abiertamente en la ciudad, sino que se quedaba fuera, en lugares solitarios, a donde acudían a él de todas partes.


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