We don’t always understand the full meaning of what Jesus does for us, but we know that His gifts are abundant.
These scripture narratives teach us that Jesus took care of all kinds of people--Jews and Gentiles alike--and that His interventions took place in all sorts of ways.
Although his primary mission was to His own people, Jesus loved and took care of others in need, even in the most unlikely circumstances.
Prayer isn’t so much a matter of asking for things, but of expressing our confidence that God’s providence will prevail.
Our religious practices are only pleasing to God when they are done with love and conscious attention to Him.
If we are not healed of our ills, the problem is not Christ’s but ours, for not reaching out to be in touch with Him.
Everything the crowd needed to live and prosper would somehow be given to them by Jesus and His disciples. Jesus' heart was moved with pity for them.
The candles blessed today suggest that life and warmth and hope come from the Lord, who is ever in our midst.
The disciples' message was one of repentance, a call to change of heart, to acceptance of the kingdom that Jesus offered.
Sometimes Jesus is not able to perform mighty deeds because the people to whom the deeds are addressed are unable to receive them.