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DG BookGospel: John 4:43-54
When the two days were over, Jesus left for Galilee. Jesus himself said that no prophet is recognized in his own country.
Yet the Galileans welcomed him when he arrived, because of all the things which he had done in ­Jerusalem during the Festival,
and which they had seen. For they, too, had gone to the feast.

Jesus went back to Cana of Galilee, where he had changed the water into wine.
At Capernaum there was an official, whose son was ill, and when he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee,
he went and asked him to come and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Jesus said, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe!”
The official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” And Jesus replied, “Go, your son lives!”
The man had faith in the word that Jesus spoke to him, and went his way.
As he was approaching his house, his servants met him, and gave him the good news, “Your son has recovered!”
So he asked them at what hour the child began to recover, and they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday, at about one o’clock in the afternoon.”
And the father realized that that was the time when Jesus had told him, “Your son lives!” And he became a believer, he and all his family.
Jesus performed this second miraculous sign when he ­returned from Judea to Galilee.

REFLECTION:
"Go, your son lives”. Jesus must have felt the desperation and love of this official for his son.
The official was persistent in inviting Jesus to come with him so that he may save his son’s life.
With such attitude, Jesus performed this miracle of healing even without seeing the recipient.
The official believed in Jesus’ word and he consequently became a believer.
Indeed the official was previously not a believer but because of his deep love for his son, he came to ­Jesus, and was converted by Jesus’compassionate and loving act.
In many occasions, people out of desperation fall into many unfortunate decisions. Some even resort to stealing, killing, and worse suicide.
Let us not forget that in Jesus, we have a God who feels with us and is available for us.
In moments of darkness and desolations, we are invited to come closer to Him.
Even bad things can be an opportunity for God to reveal his love for us.
Like the ­official, let us not hesitate to come to ­Jesus and believe that He can make anything possible even that which seems to be impossible.

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