Your faith has saved you
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