Homily (Reflection) for Tuesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time (II) (30th January, 2018) on the Gospel
Ps 85:1-6. (R. v.1);
Topic: Neither too bad nor too late.
Jesus was by the sea with the people who gathered around him when
...one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and ... fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live’ (Mk 5:22-23).
On His way, a woman who had suffered from haemorrhages for twelve years, who had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and was not better, but rather grew worse touched His clothes with faith and was healed instantly. When He reached Jairus house, He also raised his little daughter to life.
Jairus and this woman seemed to have realised that “... vain is the help of man” (Ps 60:11; cf. Ps 108:12). The question is ‘Where do you run to when the situation is really critical?’ Christ Himself is telling us: “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt 11:28). We ought to hope for all our needs from God, cf. Matt 6:11; Lk 11:3; Ps 104:27. No situation is either too bad or too late for Jesus. Prophet Jeremiah rightly proclaims: “Blessed are those who trust in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD” (Jer 17:7).
Bible Reading: Heb 11:1-40; Ps Ps 125; Ps 126.
Thought for today: When the situation looks really bad where do you turn to?
Let us pray: Lord, give us strong faith that will enable us to stand firm no matter how bad the situation is – Amen.
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