Sunday, July 1, 2018


Again in this morning's Gospel, we are struck by the exquisite, inexhaustible, irrepressible compassion of Jesus. His heart is moved by what we suffer. 

And as Jesus reminds the once-hemorrhaging woman that it is her faith that has made her well, he is not being shy or diffident. He is speaking the truth.

Faith is everything. Faith allows God to be God for us. Faith is abandonment to Christ Jesus and confidence in his incessant compassion for us. It is such faith that allows Jesus to act on our behalf and opens us to his healing presence.

Photograph by Father Emmanuel.