Welcome to Saint Anastasia, A Roman Catholic Church and School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Dear Parishioners of Saint Anastasia,
This week and next week we will hear two Gospels that are like two sides of a coin: one will tell us what faith is and the other will tell us what faith is not. Today’s Gospel about the sick daughter of Jairus is a clear cut picture of what it means to believe. Jairus’ daughter was seriously ill. He was not a destitute man by any means. Most likely the best physicians and healers had seen his daughter, but to no avail. He tried everything. Now word was that Jesus was in town. Jesus had been known to work wondrous deeds. He would plead with Jesus to heal his daughter. Sounds simple enough. So what’s the problem? The problem was that Jairus was a synagogue official. This “Jesus” was not exactly a favorite of the synagogue officials. He was stirring up the people. He was a threat to them and their exalted positions. But that didn’t stop Jairus. He went to him anyway. Jairus was probably ridiculed by his contemporaries He was putting his job and his position in the synagogue and the community in jeopardy. He must have felt alone and isolated and in unfamiliar territory. In a sense he threw all he knew behind him and went to Jesus. And look what happened. Jesus more than made up for what Jairus abandoned. This is faith. This is believing. May we learn a lesson from Jairus and take a chance on Jesus. More to follow next week. Stay tuned…
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