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  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time ‘b’


Every so often in our parish we offer a special Mass for those who are sick. During that Mass we offer the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Most of the people walk or drive to church to participate in this Mass, but there are also those who are unable to walk or drive, so they rely on the help of others who can bring them to church. This is always a great joy for me to see that some younger, stronger, and healthier parishioners help those who struggle physically and bring them to church, bring them to Jesus. Just like in the gospel story for today: “after making the crossing to the other side of the sea, Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaretand tied up there. As they were leaving the boat, people immediately recognized him. They scurried about the surrounding country and began to bring in the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.” Those people did not only care about themselves but also about those who were unable to come to Jesus on their own. They brought them to Jesus. We are one family of believers; we all need to take care not only of ourselves, but also look after those of our brothers and sisters who might struggle and who, without our help, can’t get close to Jesus.

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