Monday 6th July- Monday of week 14 of the year
How amazing the healing power of God is and also the unshakable faith demonstrated by the woman with hemorrhage and the official in the gospel reading of today. This two stories show us how the God loves and he is ever ready to help us, as long as we stand in faith that is unshakable.
Think about the official for a moment, there was no way anyone was going to change his mind, to convince him that all hope was lost, even when things looked the at their worst. Yes, his daughter was dead, but he knew deep down in his heart that if his daughter was ever going to live again, then there was only one place he could turn to … Christ. This official knew who Christ was, this is why he humbled himself before him and knelt down before his Lord. His faith in Christ was absolutely unshakable.
The woman with hemorrhage also displayed an unshakable faith. She had such faith in Christ that she knew if only she could touch His cloak, that she would be healed. Despite the fact that this woman had lived in pain and suffering for many years, she found hope in Christ, and did not let anything stop her from reaching Him
After touching Him, Jesus knew what had happened, He addressed her and said, “Courage daughter! Your faith has saved you.” Let us also demonstrate our faith in God today, so that we may receive divine healing from God.
PRAYER: Merciful Father, show us your mercy and love grant us the priviledge to always demonstrate our faith in you, so that we too may conquer the tribulations of the world in your surpassing greatness. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 146– What is Faith?
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)
HIDE A TREASURE: “No one can please God without faith, for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 (GNB)
Today’s reading: Gen 28: 10-22; Ps 91: 1-4. 14-15; Mt 9:18-26