Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
October 24, A.D. 2005
Psalm 68:2, 4, 6-7, 20-21
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In today's Gospel, Jesus seems to notice the woman who is in need of healing
before anyone says anything to Him about her or asks for His help. This is
different then many of the other stories about Jesus' healing where some
extraordinary efforts are made to get Jesus' attention.
In contrast, this woman didn't do anything extraordinary yet Jesus
recognized her need and subsequently healed her.
This small Gospel passage tells us something about Jesus that we may not
have appreciated. Namely that He anticipates our needs. Isn't it true and
often barely acknowledged that Jesus is always looking out for us? Seeking
us before we seek Him, intervening before we even know there was danger or
need? How many unknown disasters has the hand of God averted on our behalf!
Let us take a little time to beg God's grace to be sensitive to the presence
of the Lord who is always present, looking out for us, trying to steer us
from what could harm us. Let us, then, with hearts full of gratitude, thank
Him for His merciful love and concern for our littleness and vulnerability.
- Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)
Lives of the saints:
The Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop
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