Tuesday January 31
Be patient
  • Hebrews 12:1-4
  • Psalm 22:26-28,30-32
  • Mark 5:21-43

Today’s readings call us to have patience and perseverance. Sometimes life will bring challenges and sometimes we may feel defeated. The First reading calls us to “persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus”. At times we may feel tired and want to give up. Today’s reading tells us “Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart”. In the Gospel proclamation, Jairus pleads with Jesus to heal her dying daughter. Without running in to save her, Jesus stops and heals another woman. Jairus would have been impatient. Imagine his grief when his daughter died before Jesus got to the place. When all hope was lost, Jesus came and raised this girl from the dead. As we go through many challenges, let us remember, it is never over with Jesus. He can resurrect us from any hopeless situation and bring peace and joy to our life even in seemingly impossible situations.

Prayer: Abba Father, give me courage to persevere and to keep my eyes focused on you alone. Amen.

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