Jesus and his disciples went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God." But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, "What is this? A new teaching-- with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him." At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee. Mark 1:21-28
Flying across the pole, a plane
packed with varied strangers
so many voices in the night
seems a dangerous, troubling mix.
A song on my lips rolls round
the worried and the passive
all cramped together to arrive
another destination, another world.
We all know how fragile life is
know the safety instructions by heart
understand in various tongues the risk
know by heart our real expectations.
May God fly with us at all times
cleaning out the fear and troubles
may we know that we are all guided
on wings sprung from ancient prayers.
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.