Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 27, 2021

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 27, 2021

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta

Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Glen Mills, PA


Book of Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24

Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13

2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15

Mark 5:21-43


            Faith!  When we read today’s Gospel narrative of Saint Mark, it makes us think about how the people followed Jesus at that time, and, those who were so fortunate to see Him in the flesh.  Were they following Him because they had faith in Him, or were there some “Doubting Thomas’s” among them?  Yet we read about the woman who knew she only had to touch His clothes and she might be made whole.  We also hear Jesus say to the family of the young girl who they believed had died, “Do not be afraid, just have faith.”

            Have faith!  Faith is letting go and believing.  Faith is letting go and letting God in.  We may nay not have witnessed Jesus performing a miracle, we can still have faith that God can make us whole.  We can have faith that even though there is evil in our world God’s justice will prevail.  We can have faith when we see the good in others, and when we see people working to improve the lives of others who may feel abandoned and in need.  In those times and places, we can have faith that God loves us and is with all of us.

            Sisters and brothers, in a world beset by tragedy, hatred and senseless acts, it can be hard to have faith.  We have to remember that miracles may be small, yet they are happening all around us, if we simply open our eyes and hearts. 

            Our faith should propel us to not only believe but to also act.  We must let our faith shine.  We must let God in.  We must believe that justice is undying, that by doing what we can, where you are, whomever you are, we can make a difference in our world.  Have faith!

Question of the Day:  How have you experienced the healing power of God?

Prayer:  “Our Savior Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life to light through the Gospels.  Alleluia, alleluia.”


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