Hope all’s well.
All, thankfully, is shaping up nicely with a system now fully installed to live stream Masses into our two halls, which will be used as overflow areas, once public Masses resume, which is looking to be within the next month, hopefully.
We have a test run this week in preparation for streaming Masses online, and I’ll let you know soon when they’ll be starting.
In all of life’s difficulties and struggles and crises, we come like the man and the woman in the gospel for today’s Mass, with our desires to touch even the hem of Christ’s garment, we come just wanting to make contact.
The gospel’s man and woman, two individuals, each with their desperate cries for healing.
A woman who had been ill for twelve years desperately wants to be healed. With faith she touches the fringe of Christ’s cloak and is healed.
The grieving man appeals for Jesus to come to his house and lay his hand on his daughter who has died. Christ did and the little girl stood up.
Both made contact with Christ.
We, too, can make that same contact with Jesus in and through prayer. When we fall down on our knees and bring ourselves before him, we can make contact with Jesus.
We can and we do make contact especially in the sacraments, which are the normal way in which God through Jesus enters our lives. In the sacraments, we make contact with Christ - He makes contact with us.
Please, God, it won’t be too much longer now for people to make that contact once again with Christ especially in the Eucharist, who enters into our lives and lives with us.
Hope you have a good week.