Sunday 1 July 2018

About Today Readings

Week I Psalter. 13th Sunday In Ordinary Time.

Wisdom 1:13-15, 1:23-24. Psalm 29(30):2, 4-6, 11-13. 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15. Mark 5:21-43.

I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me—Psalm 29(30):2, 4-6, 11-13.

‘Do not fear, only believe.’

Today let us become part of the events being pictured. We sense the passion with which Jairus pleads to Jesus to cure his daughter.

We marvel at the faith that lies beneath this passion.

We are dismayed to find she is already dead.

We hear Jesus: ‘Do not fear: only believe.’ What can he mean?

Then he shocks everyone: he announces that she is not dead, but asleep. As the girl walks, our disbelief turns first to amazement and then to an overwhelming joy in the secure knowledge that Jesus is Lord of our lives.

What sort of humble response do we want to make?

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