June 5, 2016: Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.
As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.
A large crowd from the city was with her.
When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”
The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, crying out “A great prophet has arisen in our midst, ” and “God has visited his people.”
This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region. (Luke 7:11-17)
Jesus showed compassion to the widow. Jesus wants us to be kind to our family and friends.
My two great nieces received “Best Friend” necklaces from friends at church. One of these nieces took her necklace off while she was playing one day and set it on the table. Her three year old sister (another great niece from the same family) wanted a necklace, too, so she took it and ran away. My eight year old niece came over and took the necklace back from her three year old sister. Then, she put the necklace on her younger sister and said, “You can wear it; I just don’t want you to break it.”
Do something kind for a family member or friend. Listen to others who might be feeling left out or sad.
Guest Reflection Writers
Teresa is an elementary education teacher and her daughter, Jill, has a degree in early childhood education.