Wednesday, July 4

“There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years.  She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had.  Yet she was not helped but only grew worse.  She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak.  She said, ‘If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.’  Immediately her flow of blood dried up.  She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.  Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd and asked, ‘Who has touched my clothes?’  But his disciples said to Jesus, ‘You see how the crowd is pressing upon you, and yet you ask, ‘Who touched me?’  And he looked around to see who had done it.  The women, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and trembling.  She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth.

He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has saved you.
Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.’”

Place yourself in as desperate a condition as the woman described here.

Have you ever felt so much need for healing, whether physical, emotional or spiritual?

What lasting impression of that time has remained with you?

Live in gratitude today, encouraging a person who may be suffering.

Heritage word—“Our true availability is to let Him be available in us.”

(Sister Mary Arthur, 7th Provincial of the Toledo Province)

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