Thought for the Day – 10 July
In today’s gospel reading, (Mt 9:18-26) we read of two different miracles performed by Jesus. We read of the cure of the woman with a hemorrhage and we read of the raising back to life of the official’s daughter. While both of these miracles leave us in awe and amazement of God’s power, what is also amazing is the faith of the official and the woman. Both of them demonstrated an unshakable faith. Unshakable faith, both the official and the woman had it and because of it they found miraculous cures for insurmountable problems. May we always remember to look to God for comfort, answers and restoration; not only when things are good but especially when they seem their worst. As Christians we are called to have a faith that is unshakable, one that is built upon solid rock, not shifting sand.
“We believe an honourable man on his word. Why should we put less faith in that of Our Lord? When a friend desires to prove to his friend that he loves him, he tells him so and he presses his hand affectionately. When Our Lord wants to show His love for us, He does so in person, discarding the intervention of any third person, whether angelic or human. Love suffers no intermediate agents. He remains in the Holy Eucharist that He may repeat to us incessantly: I love you! You must see that I love you!”
St Peter Julian Eymard