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Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.

Today's Gospel: Matthew 9:18-26


"Come, lay your hand on her and she will live."

It was one of those conversations that endured long into the night, accompanied by a few misunderstandings, a few harsher than necessary words and a few tears. In the moments of silence when we both thought about what to say next or if we should say anything at all, I almost dozed off, it was getting so late. Some of his words were like daggers, and the desire to defend myself was strong, but I listened quietly, realizing he was right…

Have you ever experienced a moment like that, where a loved one offered you fraternal correction that was really hard to hear, mostly because it was true? None of us like to be at the other end of a pointed finger. It is so much easier to point out the errors of others. But if we never have these wake up calls, how can we change and grow?

I struggle with a Martha personality. I like to go, go, go and do, do, do. But at the end of the day, have little left for my children. I am so tempted to rush them through their bedtime routine so I can say good night and shut the door and go do my thing. I tell them I’m tired, that I haven’t eaten yet, that I will listen to their stories and their questions later. Later. Always later. Then later turns into never, because the next day brings a whole new set of stories and questions.

How I wish that I were more selfless. Time and time again I throw away opportunities for sacrificial love.

So today I pray that Jesus will touch me, will touch you. “He came and took her by the hand, and the little girl arose.”



What area of your life is in need of God's loving touch today?



Lord, You know my shortcomings and You know my desire to grow. Forgive me and grant me the grace to be more selfless in my day-to-day life. Amen.

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What area of your life is in need of God's loving touch today?


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