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The Gospel of Mark says (Mark 1:7-11): He preached to the people, saying, “After me comes one who is saying, “After me comes one who is more powerful than I am; I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.”
At that time Jesus came from Nazareth, a town of Galilee, and was
baptized by John in the Jordan. And the moment he came up out of the water, heaven opened before him and he saw the Spirit come down on him like a dove. And these words were heard from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved, the One I have chosen.”
Then the Spirit drove him into the desert. Jesus stayed in the desert forty days and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, but angels ministered to him.
After John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee and began preaching the Good News of God. He said, “The time has come; the kingdom of God is at hand. Change your ways and believe the Good News”.
On a personal note – After this desert experience, Jesus returns to his home province, Galilee, and in the house of Simon, who already appears in the house of Simon, who already appears to be the leader of the group of fishermen, Jesus finds his disciples.
God becomes human, Jesus shares the life of the people of his time, and like the prophets he teaches by what he says and does.
The time has come (v. 15). What does that mean? The time fixed by God has come to the end (Gal 4:4, Eph 1: 10), the time of preparation has ended, and the manifestation of God announced by the prophets, has already begun.
Change your ways and believe the good news. God does not expect works on the part of human beings but calls them to faith. Be rid of all that hamper you, of all that hampers you from seeing and believe! Believe that it is He and He alone who is able to save you!
At ounce they left their nets and followed him (v. 18), which means leaving their family and work they began to live with him. Like the masters of religion in his time, like the rabbis, Jesus instructed his first disciples, teaching them what they were to pass on to others in the Church.
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