Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
September 2, 2020 Wednesday
“The touch of his hand healed everyone”
People came to Jesus with all kinds of diseases and healed each one. Today we are confronted with more complex diseases - physical, mental, financial, political to name a few. Faced with difficulty in this “newness”, what comforted you the most? Prayers, kind words, faith sharing, connecting with family and friends online? These simple acts of gestures mean a lot to those weary and in pain.
In healing the sick and driving demons, Jesus had demonstrated that he could heal with just a word of authority. Yet, we also see that the touch of Jesus’ hand healed the sick. In your current reality, does someone need a “touch” from you today?
Jesus, we pray for eyes that see and a heart of compassion to the people we encounter today. Use us to recognise their need and be a channel of your touch to heal their brokenness .Amen.