Today’s Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:18-26 – FOURTEENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR: Monday, 9 July 2018
One message that speaks out very clearly from this double miracle is that if we are to be healed, we must reach out to God. We have to be at least willing to touch the bottom of Jesus’ garment. It is not psychologically or emotionally possible for us to completely abandon our old ways overnight. But if we make the slightest movement in the Lord’s direction He will extend His hand to us, grasp our hand through His grace, and lift us up to complete what we have begun. If we make that initial gesture, the Lord’s healing power will rush out upon us. First, however, we have to reach out to Him.
The fidelity to and intimacy with God that we all once knew is never forever lost as long as we have enough life to reach toward the Lord.
Jakarta, 9 July 2018
A Christian Pilgrim