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Reflection by Lisa Connor
Today's Gospel: Luke 4:38-44
Our world seems to praise independence. But we are called to be one body in Christ and that means interdependence. Just as people carried the sick to Jesus for healing, so must we do.
It is easy to say “I’ll pray for you” to a friend having difficulties or dealing with illness. What about a stranger? An estranged family member? Someone who has hurt us? A friend who seems to create difficulties with bad choices?
To truly pray for someone, we must not discriminate, and we must pray without ceasing. That is difficult. The people in today’s gospel journeyed to bring friends to Jesus for healing. That was difficult. It’s so easy to say “I’ll pray for you”. Who would you make the journey for? It takes work and commitment to pray for healing. We are called to carry others to Christ so they can experience His healing grace.
Who would I journey for? Who would make the journey to Christ for me?
Lord, may I realize that we are all called to bring others to Jesus for healing and grace. May I serve to do this without judgement, only love. Amen.
Copyright 2020 Lisa Connor
Lisa Connor is the mother of five children ages eleven to twenty. She serves as a catechist for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She is trying to bring Catholic education to more children by working on enrollment at her parish school. When she’s not cooking large meals for her family, attending family events or trying to spend time with her husband of twenty-four years, you can find her outside gardening, honing her photography skills or curled up with a good book.
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