July 1, 2018

Mark 5:21-43

Mark has intertwined two stories in this Gospel. The message they hold in common is in verse 36, “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” The official trusts in Jesus’ power even though he knows his daughter is already dead. The woman pushes through her fear and touches Jesus. Both are rewarded.

We pray for all limited by their circumstances and their fear that they find confidence and courage to open themselves to the healing power of Jesus Christ.

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A spiritual reflection on the daily readings that help cultivate a pattern of daily prayer and a deepening relationship with God


July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Matthew 11:25-27 Jesus praises the Father for his wisdom. God reveals himself to those who are open and receptive. Discipleship is not measured by... Read More

July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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July 16, 2018 –

Monday, July 16, 2018
Matthew 10:34-11:1 Jesus’ words are harsh. The demands of discipleship are extreme. Jesus tells his disciples that the challenges they face... Read More