Mass Readings: Genesis 1:1-19/Mark 6:53-56
Illness is sometimes referred to as a “disorder.” Disorder takes on many forms. Sometimes that disorder is in our bodies. Other times it is in our hearts, our relationships, and our lives. In a way, healing is bringing order back to what is disordered. God is the One who brings order out of chaos. When we experience disorder in our lives we are invited to seek Jesus’ healing touch in the Sacraments, in prayer and Scripture, and in those who love us.
The people of Gennesaret and the surrounding countryside may not have understood who Jesus was, but they definitely understood what he could do. They also understood their own need for healing. How well do we understand our own need for Jesus’ healing? How intentional are we in seeking Jesus’ healing touch?
Prayer: Jesus, bring your healing touch to all experiencing disorder and chaos in their lives.