Living in Faith Subscription Offers upto 20% Discount
  1,080
One Year
12 Issues
  2,040
Two Years
24 Issues
  2,880
Three Year
36 Issues

Lord Jesus, grant that the gift of faith

Lord Jesus, grant that the gift of faith may always drive all fear from our hearts and allow us to live in that peace which is Your resurrection gift to us.

Lord Jesus, grant that the gift of faith

Tuesday 4th Feb 2020
4th Week in Ordinary Time (B) 
2 Sam. 18:9-10,14b,24-25a,31-19:3
Ps. 86(85):1-2,3-4,5-6 Mk. 5:21-43 (Ps Wk IV)

In the Gospel tradition, two miracle stories have been woven together, that of the woman who suffered from a haemorrhage and that of a young girl, Jairus’ daughter. Both miracles are Jesus' response to great faith. Jesus consoled the woman with the haemorrhage: “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.” To Jairus, he asserted: “Do not be afraid, only believe.”

One message is very clear in these two stories and in the other miracle stories in the Gospels: praying for a miracle can only be effective when it is accompanied by great faith. From a superficial point of view, the woman’s act of touching the hem of Jesus’ garment might seem superstitious, but the whole story, especially Jesus’ response to the woman, affirms the faith encounter between the woman and Jesus.

In both instances, Jesus encourages the person not to be afraid. He says this directly to Jairus: “Do not be afraid.” He addresses the woman gently and affectionately “Daughter” and says to her: “Go in peace.” True faith takes away all fear from our hearts and brings us the gift of deep peace.

Lord Jesus, grant that the gift of faith may always drive all fear from our hearts and allow us to live in that peace which is Your resurrection gift to us.

Get the world's most loved and largest selling Catholic Missal praying and living the Eucharist in India. Fabulous Offer: 36 Issues for just Rs 2,880/-

LATEST STORIES

La Croix International
Get spiritually stimulating stories & reflections
Join the Living in Faith WhatsApp Group Now!
Get exclusive subscription offers & discounts on WhatsApp!
Save +91 949 606 2249 as Living in Faith
Send us a message “Join”