Quote/s of the Day – 4 February – Tuesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Year A, Readings: 2 Samuel 18:9-10, 14, 24-25, 30–19:3, Psalm 86:1-6, Mark 5:21-43
”I say to you, arise.”
“May Jesus touch us, too
and at once we shall walk.
We may well be paralysed,
our deeds may be evil
and we may be unable to walk,
we may be lying on the bed of our sins…
but if Jesus touches us,
then we shall immediately be healed.
Peter’s mother-in-law was suffering with fever –
Jesus touched her hand
and she arose
and immediately served Him (Mk 1:31)…”
“Lord, I beseech you,
touch our hands as we, too, lie prostrate.
Make us rise from our bed of sins and enable us to walk.
And when we have walked, make them give us something to eat.
We cannot eat when we are lying down –
unless we are standing,
we shall not be able to receive the Body of Christ.”
St Jerome (347-420)
Father & Doctor of the Church
One Minute Reflection – 1 July – The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Today’s Gospel Mark 5:21-43
“I say to you, arise!”...Mark 5:41
REFLECTION – “Then He entered the room where the child was and, taking the child by the hand, said to her: ‘Talitha koum’. The girl arose immediately and walked around.’ Let us desire Jesus to touch us and at once we too will walk. Whether we are paralysed or whether we commit wrongful deeds, we find ourselves unable to walk. Perhaps we are lying on the bed of our sins as if on a real bed. No sooner will Jesus touch us than we shall at once be healed.”…St Jerome (347-420) Father & Doctor
PRAYER – “By Your grace, Lord, touch our hands, we who are lying down; raise us up from the bed of our sins; cause us to walk. When we have walked, give the command that we should be given something to eat. Lying down, we cannot walk and, if we are not upright, we cannot receive the body of Christ, to whom be glory, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, for endless ages. Amen”…St Jerome (347-420) Father & Doctor