With the arrest of John, Jesus withdrew to the area of Galilee and began to preach there. The message of Jesus was simple, "repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." He also performed healing of the sick, paralytics and lunatics. The bible say, many followed him. He supported the word of God with healing.
In our today's world, many follow different pastors due to the assurances they give to their followers of healing. Many today are not interested in the word, rather they are after "miracles". In the first reading we informed to test the different spirit before accepting it. The spirit that acknowledges Jesus as the Lord is the authentic spirit. We pray that we will be strong believers of the word in everything we do. May the healing presence of Jesus find place in our lives as we ponder daily on His word. Amen.