February 10, 2014
(St. Scholastica, Virgin)
Jesus traveled from town to town and wherever he went the people “begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed.”
In today’s first reading we heard of Solomon’s dedication of the newly built Temple. The ark holding the tablets of the ten commandments of Moses was placed in the Temple and it became the dwelling place for God on earth. A thousand years later the curtains separating that Holy Ark from the people in the Temple rebuilt after their Babylonian exile, were torn in two as Jesus made us the new dwelling place of God’s Spirit. That healing power of Jesus became available for us through the Holy Spirit. All we need do is touch one another in Word and in Love and the healing hand of Jesus will be with us always.
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