He has touched us

23rd Sunday, based on Luke 7:31-37

“To what then will I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.’ For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Nevertheless, wisdom is vindicated by all her children.”

One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment.

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.

1 thought on “He has touched us

  1. Thank you.

    Prayer – Touch me Lord

    Touch me Lord that I may see
    That I may hear you too
    Please help me come to realize
    That’s what you want to do

    Open my eyes as only you can
    In the shadows where I live
    That I may come to see dear Lord
    The gift you’ve come to give

    That I may feel your presence
    Protecting me night and day
    Forgiving me for doubting
    When I have turned away

    That I may feel your mercy
    When I’m blind as blind can be
    Touch me with your precious grace
    That you may sent me free

    Touch me Lord when I hide from you
    In my life of self deceit
    When in my pride and arrogance
    Your love I come to cheat

    Touch me Lord when I cry out
    Like a beggar in the night
    Who hungers for your kindnness
    Yet resists with all his might

    Touch me Lord and make me feel
    Your sacred life divine
    The very life you came to give
    That I might call you mine

    Please touch my ears and touch my tongue
    And please Lord touch my heart
    When I have turned my back on you
    To stumble in the dark

    Help me believe despite myself
    What you’re asking me to do
    That no matter how very lost I am
    You want me to touch you too

    © Jim Espinosa 2009

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