Scripture Commentary and Homily

Faith Enough to Seek More

He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. - Mark 1:31

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today, St. Millie, one of the seldom noticed model disciples in Mark’s Gospel, is going to show us what happens when one is touched by Jesus. Mark didn’t actually tell us her name, he only identified her as the mother of Peter’s wife. But she’s important enough to deserve a name and calling her “Millie” is easier than continually referring to her as Peter’s mother-in-law.