Home » Gospel Reflections » June 28, 2009: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel reflection

June 28, 2009: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Have confidence in the Providence that so far has never failed us…be patient…be trustful.”

One of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came to Jesus, fell at his feet, and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is near death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” So Jesus went with him. Some people came from the leader’s house to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to Jairus, “Do not fear; only believe.” When they came to the house, Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. He said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” They laughed at him. He took the child’s father and mother and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means “Little girl, get up!” And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years old). They were overcome with amazement. (Mark 5:22-24, 35-36, 38-42)

Read Chapter 5 in St. Mark’s gospel.
While going to Jairus’ house, Jesus also cures a sick woman. Both of these stories are about faith. Because the sick woman and the father of the young girl believed in Jesus, you could say their prayers were answered. Things don’t always turn out so well. But even when they don’t, Jesus wants us to believe and trust.

Action:

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin placed her trust in God in the most impossible situations. She often said, “Have confidence in the Providence that so far has never failed us…be patient…be trustful.” The word “Providence” describes God who totally cares for and loves each of us. Put your trust in God!

Share this:

Sister Mary Beth Klingel

Sister Mary Beth is a general officer on the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She has previously served as an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister and director of novices.

Subscribe to the weekly Gospel reflection

Sign up to receive the weekly Gospel reflection in your inbox each week.

Looking for a prayer?

In these uncertain time you might need some words of encouragement. Search our topical database of prayers and quotes for inspiration.

Learn more

Leave a Comment





This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.