Dear Church Family,
“Do not be afraid, just have faith”. These are the words of Jesus to Jairus and his wife and loved ones at the loss of their daughter. Let us reflect on faith these summer days. We pray for the great gift of faith. It seems that we open ourselves up to it. We know we need faith to go through everything. Sometimes we have lots of difficulties. Jesus doesn’t tell us that we won’t have troubles and difficulties in life. With faith we know that he is always with us.
“Through It All” is one of our favorite songs, “I have learned to trust and have faith in Jesus, trust and have faith in God”. We know that our God is a God that is always on time, even though He might not be there right when we want Him, He is always present. So blessedly assured to have faith, we have a certain amount of peace. Whatever happens, we stay with that peace. We know that things will work out for the good of those who love Him. So Church, today as you hear the story that Mark gives us of the woman who had the serious blood problem. She just touched the hem of His garment because she had the faith. The Lord called Jairus and his wife to have faith so that their daughter could be raised from the dead. We take our lives to the Lord and we put them in His hands and we know that He is going to be there to nurture us just like a mother or a father. They are always there to see us through no matter what our difficulties. What a blessing that is!
Then responding to the faith we have, we should listen to St. Paul and see that our world should be equal. All Christians should love each other abundantly. All should be treated the same. That is a challenge in our Christian family to accept everybody the same. Paul gives that ideal in his letter to the Corinthians. Be strong then, do not be afraid, just have faith.