Gospel: (Mk 5:21-24; 5:35-43)
And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him.
While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.
St. Faustina noted in her Diary (D. 1703, 663)
(…) My Heart wants to be loved by all of them.
O Jesus, I know that a person’s greatness is shown by their deeds, not their words or feelings. It is the works which come from us that will speak of us. O my Jesus, do not allow me to drift into daydreaming, give me the courage and strength to accomplish Your holy will.
- “Do not fear, only believe“. Do I believe in God’s Love and His power that Jesus wants to reveal to me at every moment?
- I will hand over to Jesus my sin, my weakness, my sickness … and I will listen to His words: „I say to you, arise.”
- Today I confess to Jesus together with St. Faustina: give me the courage and strength to accomplish Your holy will.