Take heart

Monday of 14th week, based on Matthew 9:18-26

While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader of the synagogue came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” And Jesus got up and followed him, with his disciples. Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, for she said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well. When Jesus came to the leader’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, he said, “Go away; for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up. And the report of this spread throughout that district.

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

One thought on “Take heart

  1. Thnak you.


    Be with me Lord Redeemer
    I’m lost and frightened too
    My world’s been stripped of meaning
    And I’m not sure what to do

    I’m running round in circles
    So very far from home
    A sterile maze of solitude
    Is all that I now own

    Be merciful Holy Father
    To one who calls on you
    Towards the one who knows not what to say
    And knows not what to do

    Hold me in your loving hand
    Like you’ve always done before
    Hold me fast and hard dear Jesus
    I’m the beggar at your door

    © Jim Espinosa 2009

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