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2 Samuel 18:9-10, 14B, 24-25, 30-19:3
Psalm 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Mark 5:21-43
The Gospel of Mark calls upon us to arise from the fountain of the sinful afflic-
tions of our mind that favors vices and passions, versus the good things of
Mark tells us that Jesus said to not be afraid, just have faith and implore God to
clothe us with the garment of salvation, and through our faith we can be cured of
our afflictions and be saved to go in peace.
In the Gospel according to Mark, he tells the story of the young woman who suf-
fering from hemorrhages. However, despite efforts of many doctors, her condi-
tion only gets worse. Yet she heard of Jesus and came behind him in a crowd to
touch his cloak, saying, “if I only touch his clothes, I shall be cured.” Immediately
the flow of her blood dried up and was healed. Jesus despite being in amongst a
crowd of people, at once felt that power had gone out of him and asked, “who
has touched my clothes”. The woman realizing what had happened, approached
Jesus in fear and trembling and told him the truth. Jesus said to her “ Daughter
your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your afflictions.” This
story of the young afflicted woman being cured gives us a powerful example that
if we approach Christ and peg
prayerfully and truly believe in
Him, we will receive a healing to
cure what afflicts us in our mind
and body. How do we approach
God? How genuine is our faith?
And how do we try to reach out
to God, to touch his cloak to
cure us of afflictions? What is
the priority in our life, to favor
the good things that heaven
promises us versus our vices