Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings of the day: RB 24 Different Degrees in Severity of PunishmentMass: Ws 1:13-15; 2:23-24; Resp Ps 30; 2 Co 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mk 5:21-43
To those to whom Jesus gives health of body or soul he says: According to your faith it can be done to you. And: Your faith has made you well…Our faith, but only if it is not tepid or timorous but confident, a faith unfeigned, a hope unshaken.
(Guerric of Igny)
If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured. Thank you, dear unnamed woman, for your example of confidence, of faith unfeigned, a hope unshaken. What did you feel in your body when healed of your affliction? You answered the Word, approaching in fear and trembling. You fell down before Jesus who looked around to see you. You told Him the whole truth. Please help us to be so bold. Son of the Living God, Divine Physician, increase our faith, heal us of our afflictions.Daughter, your faith has saved you.Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.HEAR, O LORD, AND HAVE PITY ON ME;O LORD BE MY HELPER.YOU CHANGED MY MOURNING INTO DANCING;O LORD, MY GOD, FOREVER WILL I GIVE YOU THANKS.
(Resp Ps 30)