Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Seeing the Child Jesus, Simeon recognized Him as the Christ. In His adult ministry, the Lord rewarded the faith of a synagogue official named Jairus by bringing his daughter back to life. On the way to Jairus’ house, a woman fearfully admitted that she had touched the Lord’s cloak in hope of healing without asking. Jesus did not take back the miracle she had received. The Lord sent the Twelve to teach and heal in His name. Knowing that God can work through us, why do we falter when events take an unexpected or fearful turn?