Newsletter 28 June 2015
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The readings of this week invite us to have great faith in the Lord and to be generous.
Unlike the apostles in last week’s gospel who had little faith when the storm struck at sea today’s gospel presents two people of great faith. Firstly, we meet Jairus who approached Jesus with the belief that Jesus would do something about his daughter’s desperate situation. He did. Secondly, we meet the woman who was suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years. She lost everything in trying to get cured but her situation was getting worse. She never gave up and believed that Jesus would be of help. She thought, “if I can just touch His clothes I shall be saved.” She went ahead to do that and she was indeed cured!
The two miracles in the gospel challenge us to have great faith in Jesus and to persevere like the woman. There are times when we may tend to give up and loose heart when faced with certain situations and especially when our prayers seem to be in vain.
(Fr. Paul Samasumo. Vatican Radio)