TODAY’S gospel talks about a busy Jesus - busy with his ministry of healing and driving out demons. The same busy Jesus we see healing all kinds of diseases and casting out evil spirits in all gospel accounts- Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

That this is the case shows that he indeed is the Son of God; he is God, himself, the second person of the Holy Trinity.

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As God, he has power over all kinds of sicknesses, both the curable and the incurable insofar as human medical knowledge is concerned.

Why not, he is the author and perfector of life. He created our bodies down to their most intricate levels - our body systems, organs, tissues, cells, and even the minute details of our cells.

True, we now enjoy advances in medical science and we thank God for them. Yet we must recognize that all this knowledge comes from the source of all wisdom - the greatest physician who is no other than Jesus Christ, himself.

We must be humble to accept the fact that all that human doctors know, combined, is but a fraction of what can or should be known about healing human ills. Only God is all-knowing and all-powerful.

With the control of the entire universe in his hands, he can work within or outside natural laws. He can do anything he wills; to him nothing is impossible, even the healing of the most serious disease.

As God, Jesus has authority, dominion and power over everyone and everything. His words make the devil and his minions tremble in fear. By his words, the universe came into being. By his words, he can not only heal the body but command the tormenting evil spirits to flee from it.

What he requires of us is to have faith in him - in his perfection, holiness, compassion, mercy and most of all, love. The devil comes only to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus comes that we may have life, and have it to the full.

He also requires from us repentance from our sins, living a life that pleases him, and surrendering to his perfect will - trusting that in life and in death, in sickness and in health, or in whatever situation that we his children are into, he will surely work with our best interest in his heart, for the greater glory of the Father.