What makes us Worthy to be Healed?

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Monday of week 14 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 9:18-26

While Jesus was speaking, 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.

Jean Marie Dwyer OP

Sr. Jean Marie Dwyer, OP is a Dominican nun belonging to the Queen of Peace Monastery in Squamish, BC. She has been a Dominican for many years and the author of two books: The Sacred Place of Prayer and The Unfolding Journey the God Within: Etty Hillesum and Meister Eckhart. And recently published: The Quest for the Divine: Philosopher, Prophet and Mystic.