Looking over the readings today to see if anything spoke to me of this crazy zoo we are living in today... we finally had to lock our dog in the playhouse as he continually ran through the house with each workman going in and out, and we are constantly keeping the little boys out of the path they need to take through the kitchen and dining room, and hearing anything on the TV for the kids is impossible with the drilling and the pounding and the smashing. How does "they scurried about" seen to reflect on this house filled with 6 workmen, Maria, and her 5 kids? I have been trying to make the two new bathrooms presentable for our company, so there is a higher intensity of "scurrying about" on all levels around here.
Putting my head into the scene Jesus encountered when he got off the boat on the other side and all went scurrying to get their sick into the marektplaces where they "begged him that they might touch the tassel on his cloak and as many as touched it were healed."
The first reading is from Genesis 1 - the creation of the world, and it almost feels like that with all this chaos going on all around me! My 3rd bathroom has now become a "formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss" and there are 4-6 men all trying to do their part of the job in that small dark place at once. "Let there be light." is right!
Even God reflected on bringing light and form into the world and called it good. How I long to get through all this and be able to have a peaceful... as much as it gets with Maria and 5 kids here... and sane life again with wonderful new bathrooms with light and water and nice to the eye too!
Jesus, may we lay on our mat and reach out for your tassel and touch you to find that healing for our wounds and illnesses and weaknesses and sinfulness and all that overwhelms us with what comes at us with each new day. We are scurrying about in our need to come close to you and find the LIGHT of the Truth all around us. May we share the light and healing we receive with all those around us - most especially those in our domestic Church/family. Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
Mold me Lord!
Reach out and touch him!