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Slightest physical touch can work miracles

February 7, Monday, Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: 1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13 & Mark 6:53-56

In the Gospel, we see that Jesus and his disciples reach the other side of the lake. As they got out of the boat, Jesus was recognized as the teacher and healer, and they brought their family members and loved ones to Jesus for healing.

And the Gospel says, "Wherever he went, they laid the sick in the marketplace and begged him to let them touch just the fringe of his cloak. And all who touched him were cured. "

The Gospel demonstrates Jesus' tremendous power and willingness to heal. Jesus' power and willingness to heal are abundant and readily available. Even the slightest physical touch can work miracles for those who approach Christ with faith.

The reading can assist us in contemplating our reception of Our Lord in Holy Communion. The Eucharist does more than heal our physical ailments; it also heals our souls and grants them a share in God's own life. We receive Christ's very body into our bodies through the Eucharist, rather than merely touching the "fringe of his cloak."

Utilizing this "medicine of immortality" entails being healed of anything that separates us from God and others. Thus, receiving Christ's healing in the Eucharist entails overcoming our self-centeredness.

Individualism and selfishness keep us away from experiencing Eucharistic spirituality. Just as those who touched his garments were healed of their infirmities, we, too, can be healed of our egoism and isolation from others by receiving our Lord with faith.

Today and every day, Jesus is present in our midst. However, we may not "see" Him in the same way His contemporaries did. If we have "faith eyes," we will see and experience Jesus. And He will bestow upon us the grace necessary for today and every day.

However, we must keep an open mind and trust our hearts! Additionally, we must be on the lookout for Jesus. They brought their sick to him, knowing that Jesus possessed the ability to heal. The issue is whether we are aware of it. Do we have faith that he will assist us in our time of need? I'm not sure how you feel, but I believe! God is a healer.


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.