14th Week in Ordinary Time

Each person matters, and God knows us all to the last detail. He ministered to the crowds and to individuals. Approached by an official whose daughter had just died, Jesus went to his house and gave the girl new life. On the way, a woman in the crowd believed that touching the Lord’s cloak would heal her of hemorrhaging, and so it happened. In His compassion, Jesus viewed the crowds that came to Him as sheep without a shepherd. Giving the Twelve power to heal, the Lord sent them forth to help proclaim the Kingdom of heaven at hand. If a household or a town refused to welcome them, they should walk away and then keep on going. When we feel at a loss about how to comfort someone suffering and doubting, do we shy away or turn to the Lord for help?