Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeMark 5:21-43
Today’s gospel reading from Mark has a story of a healing inside another story of healing. A leader of the synagogue named Jairus asks for healing for his daughter. As Jesus is on his way to Jairus’ daughter, the woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years touches his garments in order to be healed. Jesus immediately recognizes the power of healing going from Him and questions who had touched Him. Follwing this encounter, Jesus goes on his way to complete the healing of the daughter of Jairus.
There are many reflections on the healing within the healing. But one simple thing we can take from this is that Jesus can handle it all. No matter how many people need Him, he can help. No matter how many requests we make of Him, He will be there for us.
“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” (Matthew 7:7)