Who or What?

4th Sunday, based on Mark 1:21-28

They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Euan Marley, O.P.

I was born in the Gorbals in Glasgow in 1957. I was
baptised in a Franciscan Parish, attended a Franciscan
primary school, a Jesuit secondary, and spent three
years with the Passionist Order, from 1983 to 1986, in
Ireland, both North and South. I joined the English
Province of the Dominicans in 1988. I have been
Catholic Chaplain to the Leicester Royal Infirmary
since 2001. My first visit to the United States was in
September 2001, just in time for the September 11th
terrorist attack. I was in the Pennsylvania
countryside that morning, about thirty miles from
where the last plane landed. My second visit to the
States was to Washington, just in time for the
Washington snipers. Despite this, they still let me
back from time to time.