Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus healed the man of the unclean spirit, and the people called this action of Jesus a “teaching”: “[They] asked one another, ‘What is this? A new teaching with authority.’” It is God’s presence and power that is the lesson not only to learn but to encounter.  Ultimately we are all students of the one teacher, whose authority is ordered to our salvation. From this school we never graduate; this teacher is always guiding us. This education is perfected for our final purpose: to know God.