13 Jan Be Quiet (Mk 1:25) by Dr. Rich Reich
“Jesus rebuked him and said, ‘Quiet! Come out of him!'” ~ Mk 1:25 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: In today’s Gospel, Jesus commands the unclean spirit possessing the man in the synagogue to be “quiet” and “come out” of the man. Our culture is filled with noise. It seems like some people cannot handle silence and must always have some noise-producing headphones attached to their ears. In the average American home, the TV set is on for almost seven hours a day. We have the noisiest homes in the history of the human race. How much time out of our days do we spend in silence listening to the Lord? In this context, Satan breaks up family after family. Our only hope is for Jesus to give the command: “Be quiet! Come out” of these families. Take time to be quiet with your family in prayerful reflection every evening so that you may hear God’s voice.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio..
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