Reflections taken from Daily Mass Readings of the Catholic Church, New Zealand. The approach taken is that of Scripture Journaling or lectio divina (“Divine Reading”).
The Stumbling Follower has had no theological training and so his musings are just as the title suggests - Ramblings.
He hopes his love for the Lord Jesus will encourage and edify.
Monday, February 10, 2014
The Power of Your Love
As they were leaving the boat, people immediately recognized him. They scurried about the surrounding country and began to bring in the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.
Jesus is at the height of His public ministry. He has just fed the five thousand and walked on water. People are seeing Him as the miracle man of God and flock to Him for healing.
I often wonder why there isn't the "scurrying about" to bring the sick into the Church today. Perhaps there is not the same level of faith and expectation that there was in Palestine two thousand years ago. There is certainly still the same need. Our hospitals are full of sick and dieing. Maybe the point of Jesus' healing ministry is being missed. He healed out of love and compassion but that was not his ultimate point. Or maybe it was. To show the love and compassion of God.
In my own way I can bring healing. Maybe not physical, but would still pray for that. Maybe I can bring the healing of spirit that can come with love and compassion.
Lord Jesus, help me give love and compassion to those I meet today, that You may be glorified.