Wednesday 1st. Week of Ordinary Time
If someone we were with became deadly ill right in front of us,
what is our first thought?
Every minute is vital to save a person’s life.
How silly it would be for us to tell the person,
I’ll get a doctor later, when I get around to it.
When people tell us about some difficulty or illness they are having,
we tell them, “I will pray for you” or “I’ll keep you in my prayers”.
The disciples didn’t wait to bring Peter’s Mother-in-law to Jesus,
who lay sick with a fever.
Mark writes, “They immediately told Jesus about her.
Like someone becoming deathly ill and we immediately call 911,
so the moment of grace, the healing, reconciling power of Jesus is now,
the very moment people come to us with something wrong.
I can’t say how many times I have done this
and people always come back and witness
how the Lord has healed, lead, consoled
and basically did only what God can do.
Don’t worry about what you will say.
The Holy Spirit will pray in you.
The Lord Jesus will respond like any good doctor.
Capture the moment of grace immediately for someone.
“Lord, I give you Lou who is so afraid for his wife
who is having surgery tomorrow. Be with her Lord,
and assure Lou that You can do only what is good for Julie. Amen.”
“I give you Julie, Lord who is having surgery. Amen.”
Jesus just wants an invite.