Tuesday 10 July 2018
Hosea 8:4-7, 11-13. Psalm 113B(115):3-10. Matthew 9:32-38.
The house of Israel trusts in the Lord—Psalm 113B(115):3-10.
‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few.’
This section of Matthew’s Gospel recounts many stories of Jesus moving among the people, interacting with them and curing the sick and lame. The Spirit is clearly at work as Jesus heals the bodies and minds of the people. Jesus brings the light of God into the cracks of our physical condition.
He helps bodies to heal, minds to see and spirits to thrive. Not only did Jesus heal the sick he also instructed the able through his example, saying the harvest is rich.
We too can bring the spirit of healing into our encounters.
We pray that we can become labourers in the harvest, recognising that we can touch those in need and accept the gifts of healing from others.