A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 9 July

Hosea 2:16-18,21-22, Ps.145, Matthew 9:18-26

Love and Faith

It must have been hard for an eminent official to ask an itinerant village preacher for help, but his love for his daughter was strong enough to impel him. When they arrived and heard that the child was dead his faith must have been sorely tested. The crowd of friends and relations laughed at him and at Jesus, but the father’s trust was vindicated.

There is such tenderness in the description of Jesus taking the little girl’s hand to help her up. Let us pray today for those we love, strong in the knowledge, not only of Jesus’ power, but also of his tender care.

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