Touched by the Hand of God

Readings for July 1, 2012, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24; 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5:21-43

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • Sit quietly for a few moments with the message of the first reading: God created the universe good. Death and suffering do not come from God. Are these statements easy or difficult for you to believe? Why?
  • The second reading talks about members of the community providing for each others’ needs out of their abundance. How do you think this passage speaks to our current moment in history?
  • Both of the healings in today’s Gospel reading happen through Jesus’ physical touch. What do you think this tells us about how God’s grace operates?