“When they arrived at the house of the synagogue official, he caught sight of a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. So he went in and said to them, ‘Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.’ And they ridiculed him. Then he put them all out. He took along the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and entered the room where the child was. He took the child by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha koum,’ which means, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise!’ The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. At that they were utterly astounded. He gave strict orders that no one should know this and said that she should be given something to eat.”
Read this passage three times, paying attention to the word or phrase
that jumps out at you each time.
How is your heart touched by that word or phrase?
Carry that word or phrase in your heart often so you, too,
can be aware of miracles—great or small—today.
Heritage word—“The watchful person has a ready heart, keeping vigil, waiting expectantly for the mystery of God to unfold.”
(Sister Mary Louise Ann, 8th Provincial of the Toledo Province)