Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 A doctor bent over the lifeless figure in bed. Then he straightened up and said, “I’m sorry to say that your husband is no more, my dear.” A feeble sound of protest came from the lifeless figure in the bed: “No, I’m still alive.” “Hold your tongue,” said the woman. “The doctor knows better than you.” —Anthony de Mello in The Heart of the Enlightened (N. Y.:Image Books, 1989). What gave Jesus His authority? Why did people listen to Him? He walked the walk of faith; practiced what he preached. He obviously cared about the people to whom he was trying to minister and was not in it, as other healers were, for money and notoriety.