Roc Homily – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time 2015
I have given the name Leah to the woman with the hemorrhage. Leah was the wife of my Rabbi, God rest his soul. Let’s call her St. Leah. Her ailment can serve as a metaphor for the spiritual drain that many of us sense day to day. I recognize two sources: the stress of modern times and our attachment to our own personal status quo.
Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (11:30 am)
Homily by Roc O’Connor, SJ, associate pastor of the Church of the Gesu (June 28, 2015)
Mark 5:21-43 There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped but only grew worse. She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.” Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
A small thought: we are drained by the negatives and negations within us, not by the positives and the affirmations.
Right you are, Tout! –roc,sj
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