Read: Mark 5:25-34

I have always liked this story because the woman was simple and didn’t make a big deal of facing Jesus.  She had faith that she would be healed by just touching Jesus’ clothes.  She also knew that there was a connection- that Jesus’ power had healed her.  I think she was surprised that Jesus wanted to find out who had touched him.

Jesus has touched my life.  A few weeks ago I was visiting a parishioner at Mercy Hospital.  As I was walking to his room I overheard a woman on the phone saying “ I just want to talk to her one more time.”  I could tell she was troubled about someone special.  I said a prayer for her as I walked to the person’s room.  After I had visited the person, I felt a need to see if that woman was in the family waiting room.  I went in she and her family were there.  I told her who I was and that I had heard her stressful conversation.  I asked her if she would like to pray for her sister’s procedure.  She was very grateful. 

I wouldn’t normally  seek out a stranger, but I could fee feel Jesus’ call to take a risk.      

Sr Susan Widdel, Pastoral Minister/RCIA