Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mark in the very first action of Jesus lets us know that Jesus broke the rules of traditional religion. When He meets people who were not allowed by religious rules to be welcomed into the community of faith, He welcomes them anyhow. In welcoming them He changed their circumstances so that they could also be part of the people of God.
Jesus does this again and again. It leads ultimately to His trial and crucifixion. You and I are called to embody Jesus in our ministry – that’s why we’re called the Body of Christ.
We’re called to do what Jesus did, to welcome all people, especially those rejected by tradition, and to make them part of the People of God.