Sunday, July 1, 2012

From Despair to Deliverance

As always, a relevant and excellent homily of hope from Msgr. Pope.

On the Journey of Jairus from Despair to Deliverance – A Homily on the Gospel for the 13th Sunday of the Year
By: Msgr. Charles Pope

The Gospel today focuses on a man named Jairus and a journey he makes from despair to deliverance, with the help of Jesus. Of course Jairus is not merely a synagogue official who lived two thousand years ago. You are Jairus and his journey is yours.
We also meet in this Gospel a woman of great faith to whom the Lord points as an exemplar. If you are ready to accept it, she also can be you.

Let’s observe this Gospel in six stages as Jairus makes his (our) journey.

I. TRIAL - The text says, When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing him he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with him, saying, “My daughter is at the point of death. Please, come lay your hands on her that she may get well and live.“

Jarius is in a great crisis, a great trial. ...

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