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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus show us His Love and Compassion in today's Gospel. One of the officials of the Synagogue came and pleaded with Jesus saying, "My daughter is at the point of death. Please, come lay your hands on her that she may get well and live." Jesus starts off with him and a large crowd is also following him. A woman who had been afflicted by hemorrhages for twelve years and who had not received any help from the doctors that she had spent all she had on to find a cure, was in the crowd. She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him and touched his cloak. She said, "If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured." Immediately she was cured. I think that I receive Jesus each day in the Eucharist - much more than just touching his cloak - and do I have the faith of this

woman? Jesus knew that power had gone out from him and he turned and asked who had touched his clothes. And he looked around to see who had done it. The woman then approached Jesus and told him the whole truth. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction." Then people from the Official's house arrived to say that his daughter had died. Jesus pays no attention to the message and says, "Do not be afraid; just have faith." How many times does Jesus say the same to us? Then Jesus goes and takes the child by the hand and tells her to get up. Then he says that she should be given something to eat.                  

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