Invaluable

Greetings on this the Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22; PS 128:1-2, 3, 4-5; Mt 8:1-4
Notes: You are invaluable.

Invaluable means indispensable, beyond the ability to assign a value.

This little series is of maximal importance.
Each story is about someone who is of ‘little value’ in the eyes of the world:

  • Lepers were to be avoided.
  • Servants were useful until sick.
  • Mothers-In-Law are old women.

Mini Series of Readings – You really matter:

  • Friday – Leper (today). Healed.
  • Saturday – Paralyzed servant. Healed. Peter’s Mother-in-Law (tomorrow). Healed.
  • Sunday – Young girl. Healed. Old Woman(coming Sunday). Healed.

Whether by touch or remotely, Jesus heals.
Whether by faith tradition or simple the desperate calling out, Jesus heals.

First reading
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him
and said: “I am God the Almighty.
Walk in my presence and be blameless.”

“As for your wife Sarai, do not call her Sarai;
her name shall be Sarah.
I will bless her, and I will give you a son by her.
Him also will I bless; he shall give rise to nations,
and rulers of peoples shall issue from him.”

Responsorial Psalm
See how the Lord blesses those who fear him.

Alleluia Verse
Christ took away our infirmities
and bore our diseases.

Gospel Portion
Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”
He stretched out his hand, touched him, and said,
“I will do it. Be made clean.”

You are invaluable.
Be made clean.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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