Monday 21 May 2018

About Today Readings

Week III Psalter. St Christopher Magallanes and Companions.

James 3:13-18. Psalm 18(19):8-10, 15. Mark 9:14-29.

The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart—Psalm 18(19):8-10, 15.

Everything is possible for someone who believes.

Today’s Gospel presents a hectic scene and an interesting cast of characters: the tormented boy. His father wants to believe and begs Jesus to help him overcome his disbelief. The disciples wonder why they couldn’t rid the boy of the demon themselves.

Jesus himself, calm yet in command in the midst of the turmoil, reminds his followers (and all those who doubt and are distracted) that at times such as these prayer is what is most needed.

Lord, in the busyness of our day, when we doubt or panic, when we forget you and our faith wavers, help us to seek healing, peace and wholeness through prayer.

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