Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Hebrews 12:1-4 & Mark 5: 21-43
Just as we ask God for help, so a leader of the synagogue asked Jesus to heal his sick –his beloved 12 year old daughter. Then, just as now, there were naysayers who ran to cast doubt and promulgate fear, calling to Jarius (and to us) to give into doubt and face the reality of death. But when I, like Jarius, stay close to Jesus and bring him into my ‘house’, I hear him say into my heart, as he raises Jarius’ daughter and the dying in my life, “Do not fear, only believe”. At Jesus’ side, the reality of death is chased away by the deep mystery of resurrection to new life. Christ Jesus, help me to not fear, only believe.
Let us instead consider Jesus who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart. (Hebrews 12:3)
Soli ad gloriam dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.