“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Mark 5:28

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TODAY’S WORD…

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“If I can just touch His robe, I will be healed.”

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– Mark 5:28 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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“If I can just touch His robe, I will be healed.”

These words are of a woman who had long suffered from a long illness.

Her faith is enriched by her expression of humility

since she is clearly conscious of being unworthy to touch our Lord,

yet she touched the hem of His garment,

she approached Him in a spirit of faith,

she believed,

and she realized that she was cured…

So we too, if we wish to be saved,

should reach out in faith to touch the garment of Christ. (St. Ambrose)

Such is the faith that Christ wishes to see in us.

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Jesus is the one who can heal us.

He can cure our whole life

if only, when we reach out to Him,

we do so with such determined faith.

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We need to have contact with Christ each day,

because we are full of weaknesses

and always in need of healing.

We have been given no other means under Heaven by which to be saved.

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It is especially when we receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist

that this encounter with Him, hidden in the sacramental species, takes place.

We obtain this physical contact through the sacramental species,

and that is when we receive a torrent of grace

that inundates us with joy

and gives us the firmness to carry on.

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The Holy Eucharist is the hidden stream

from which the soul receives indescribable benefits,

which last beyond our existence on this earth.

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If I can just touch His robe, I will be healed.

If I enliven my faith in Jesus,

He will come to remedy my need

with His love and reassurance.

He will respond promptly to my cry for help

with His guiding light and healing grace.

He will lead me to my salvation.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, You are my Healer!

Jesus, You are my Lord and Saviour!

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Note: The main source of today’s REFLECTION is the seven-volume work

“In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal.

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