Many of my adult years went by until I sincerely believed that Trinity lived within. Believing God is within our souls allowed me to see God’s gentle and positive influences. I realized that when I needed assistance with anything took less effort. I knew the call to accept this reality since my youth, but I kept deferring a commitment. Looking back, it seems I was not ready. When I finally asked to “touch the cloak of Jesus,” is when holistic healing began, some of which I cannot adequately describe. Over the last two decades, being present to others has risen to the surface. As someone all about doing, I had to learn to “just be.” At first, I kept track of the times I knew Trinity inside affected someone else. Now I quickly accept the reality of each moment.
The Sick Awaiting the Passage of Jesus by James Tissot
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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections
Mark 6:53-56 – Scripture*
Healing the Sick in Gennesaret
When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. 54 When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, 55 and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel and reading this Lectio Divina on Mark 6:53-56 Reflection – Touch Jesus’s Cloak.
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Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite worldly distractions.
*This site has permission to use the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) Bible Mark 6 passage.
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