What a great reminder that we are ALL worthy!

Of course not from within ourselves, but through the completed work of Jesus Christ for us!

Blessings and enjoy!

Comfort & Challenge

loveandbelovedToday’s readings (click below to open in new tab/window):
Psalms 57; 145, Isaiah 48:1-11, Galatians 1:1-17, Mark 5:21-43

Every one of us feels insecure about something. Our physical appearance. Our weight. Our ability. Our lovability. Our faith. Secrets we keep. Secrets we can’t keep. Things we’ve done. Things we’ve left undone. Sadly, human beings have an infinite capacity for reasons to feel insecure. Left to fester, such feelings can quickly grow into feelings of unworthiness. Do we know anyone who feels unworthy to be loved by themselves, by others, or even by God? Where do we get these ideas we might be unworthy?

In today’s gospel story, a woman who suffered with a hemorrhage for twelve years touched Jesus’s robe and was healed by her faith. Under Levitical law, this woman was unclean, and therefore unworthy of touching a rabbi like Jesus. Societal norms might have kept her from being healed, but Jesus…

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