Tuesday of the Fourth Week
ReflectionGod’s healing powers are infinite and immeasurable. We might try in our humanness to figure out the length and width of His enduring mercy. In all our fears, we might try to find some sort of holy equation. Yet, through each attempt, and every trial and through time, and through these Scriptures too, what we find is an ever present insistence to drop the measuring tape, the measuring cup, the saucer, and the spoon. Instead, we’re urged to go head first swimming in God’s holy waters. There’s no multiplication tables there. For it is water that is God’s love and it surrounds us through and in us. And the healing fruits of God’s love, His holy feast, is to be celebrated and enjoyed.
PrayerAs we move through our human trials, may we listen first and hear God’s holy name. As we experience the constrictions of our human lives, may we hear God’s holy name and then be moved down deep into the overflowing waters. Let us deepen our trust in the mercy of the Lord as we swim in His holiness. May we then resurface and arise. Let us then celebrate His great goodness. Then we become His strength. Then we become His holy namesake. May we deepen this awareness through all time. Amen.
Toni Messuri, Director of Academic Support Services
First Reading: Ezekiel 47: 1-9, 12
Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9
Gospel: John 5:1-16
Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website