Scripture Reflection

28 Jun 2015 by SHRCChurch, Comments Off on Scripture Reflection

AKKMC-0001In today’s first reading we find the Holy Spirit reminding us through the instrumentality of the Old Testament Wisdom literature what we previously learned in the creation story in Genesis.  That is… all that God has created is good: “the creatures of the world are wholesome.” In today’s Gospel we find Christ performing not one, but two miraculous cures. Please take careful note of the details… In the first, the woman must have faith and must touch Jesus’ garment. In the second, the girl’s parents must have faith, and Jesus takes the girl by the hand.

Each time, two elements are involved… the requirement of faith and some sort of physical contact. Doesn’t this remind you of the Catholic Church’s sacramental system? To receive any of the sacraments, one certainly must have faith, but also some created material “stuff” is included as part of the sacramental ritual.

The new dispensation re-affirms that God’s creation is good, and therefore is employed for our sanctification. How many no longer  recognize this truth and do not make contact with Christ through His sacraments? Do we remind them of what they are missing? Do we pray for them?

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