Today’s Thoughts: I guess most if not all of you watched the Super Bowl last night and in reading reports this morning it sounds like it lived up to its super name. I guess except if you were rooting for the Falcons. I heard the half time show very good also! As for me I did a workout at the gym, had dinner and enjoy a movie on Netflix. It was a perfect evening from my point of view. I hope your team won or at least you had the right numbers in the pool!
Today's Gospel (Mark 6: 53-56) focuses on the sick coming to Jesus and the first reading from the Book of Genesis (Genesis 1:1-19) begins to tell us the story of creation. It is through God’s loving creative act that we become community and when we can recognize God’s presence in the community then healing can take place.
When we know or feel God’s presence sometimes all it takes is touching the tassel on Jesus' cloak and healing takes place and the living of life gets better. God's goodness is never absent we can encounter it each and every day of our lives but it takes work because there is so much "non-goodness" out there! If we believe in the presence of God, if we believe that Jesus is always in our midst, walking by in people around us – then we always have an opportunity to touch a tassel on his cloak and encounter his goodness.
Let us pray today for the gift of God's Goodness in our lives. Let us pray for the wisdom to recognize those moments when Jesus is near and the courage to reach out and touch his tassel. Let us live in the hope today that God's creation is still at work and that God will look at us at the end of the day and say "Very Good!"
Have a great Monday everyone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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