Message from Fr. Tony 06.27.21
We all experience imperfection, brokenness, temptation, and sin in our lives. This was not
how God planned it. We know that God had a wonderful plan, He created everything good. The book of Genesis tells us everything changed with the first sin of Adam and Eve, and that affected everything since. Our first reading today reminds us that, by the envy of the devil, death entered the world.
But God can turn everything to good and from the beginning already plan the remedy, and that remedy is Jesus. Jesus is the solution to our imperfection, brokenness, temptation and sin. In the second reading today, Paul writes about it this way, “You know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sake He became poor although He was rich, so that by His poverty you might become rich.”
Jesus wants us to have the fullness of his life now, and this is precisely what we see happening in the Gospel today. The
synagogue official’s daughter died and Jesus raised her to life again. The woman hemorrhaging blood for twelve years was cured when she touched Jesus’ cloak. In these miracles Jesus is teaching us a great truth. He wants us to enjoy His life now. Jesus said to the child: “Little girl, I tell you, arise.” We see something in common in both miracles; someone went to Jesus in faith, the little girl’s father and the hemorrhaging woman. When there are problems, let us go to Jesus with faith. Let us get up and go to Jesus.
We can go to Jesus by prayer by reading the Bible. We can also go to Jesus by receiving the sacraments. When we
receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist, we meet Jesus. Jesus sums up what happened in todays Gospel, “I came so that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” Jesus is offering us a more abundant life. All we have to do is go to Him in faith and hear Him say “…your faith has made you well; go in peace…”) Fr. Tony