Monday 7th July– Monday of week 14 of the year
Reflection: Matthew 9:18-26
GOD DOES NOT REJECT ANYONE
This woman was considered by the Jews as “unclean” because of her illness. It was also a common belief among the Jews that those who were ill were sinners and were suffering on account of their guilt. She would also make “unclean” anyone who touched her. Because of this, she was prohibited by the law from mingling with others. Faith drove her to break the “law of purification” of the Jews and forth she went to Jesus. Jesus knew she was coming, for He is all-knowing, He did not reject her rather instead He set her free.
Dear Friends, Christ is waiting for us today to respond to the divine call in our hearts to come home to him. Regardless of how far we might have been estranged from Christ, through our own faults or through others (our parent, our friends, our society). Irrespective of our shortcomings or whether the world considers us as a failure, He eagerly waits for us, ready to free us from the bondage of guilt and sickness. Though friend may depart from us, night may come down, clouds of adversity may cover us, yet our faith must arise and we must return to God our only stronghold. For the Lord is good and compassionate to all.
Like the woman in our Gospel reading, no one can find lasting succor to their grief except in God alone.
PRAYER: In all situations, Lord help me to stand firm in you. Amen
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 27 – The Desire for God
The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw him to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for.
HIDE A TREASURE: “He wanted them to seek him by themselves, even if it were only by groping for Him, succeed in finding him. Yet He is not far from any one of us. For in Him we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:27-28 CCB
Readings for Today: Hosea 2:16-18, 21-22, Psalm 145:2-9, Matthew 9:18-26