Moses is, without a doubt, the greatest figure in the Old Testament. He heard the voice of God from the burning bush; he was given the Ten Commandments; he was permitted to talk to God as to a friend.
But Moses speaks of a prophet who is to come, who is “like himself” and who should be listened to. Jesus is this prophet who has the legitimate personal authority to speak the divine word and bring healing to creation.
Reading 1 – Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm – Psalm 95:1-9
Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Gospel – Mark 1:21-28