A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 1 July


Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-9, 13-15; Mark 5:21-43

Jesus increase my faith

In Mark's Gospel we see Jesus defying the norms of his society to reach out to heal. The woman with the haemorrhage would have been considered perpetually unclean according to the laws of purity (Lev 15:25-30) but in faith she reaches out to Jesus. Similarly, in faith the leader of the synagogue requests Jesus to heal his little daughter. Jesus goes into the private home to take the dead girl by the hand and bring her back to life. In both cases faith is the condition for healing to take place.


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