Monday of week 14 in Ordinary Time
Gospel Matthew 9:18-26
“While Jesus was speaking, up came one of the officials, who bowed low in front of him and said, ‘My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her and her life will be saved.’ The death of his daughter did not take out the hope from his life. He came to Jesus and bowed low and asked Jesus to lay His hand on her. This is the deep of faith. This is the profoundness of faith. The deeper the reason to despair, the deeper is the faith to overcome the despair. The true faith shines brightest in our darkest moments. It suggests that when circumstances seem most dire, a profound faith can provide hope and the strength to seek solutions, even when they seem impossible. When faced with significant hardships, such as the death of a loved one, it can be easy to succumb to despair. But even these very hardships serve as a catalyst for developing a stronger faith. This faith provides the anchor in these moments of despair, offering a sense of hope and purpose that transcends the immediate circumstances. This hope is not just wishful thinking but a deeply rooted belief that Jesus can make a difference in our life which is passing through difficult times. Let’s reflect: Do I succumb easily to despair, or do I have faith in Jesus all times?