Daughter and child

Greetings on this the Memorial of Saint John Bosco, Priest
Readings: Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26b-27, 28 and 30, 31-32; Mk 5:21-43
Notes: Do women fully realize their importance to the Lord and in society in general in this day and age?

Sometimes I think, yes.
But I say maybe they don’t know as certainly as they should.

Young or old. Married or single. Sick or healthy.

For the Lord you are always beloved daughter. For the Lord you are always beloved child.

Jesus loves you.
Jesus will take away your infirmities and bare your diseases.
In every possible way, Jesus helps.

Yet it was our pain that he bore, our sufferings he endured (Isa 53:4).

The word means: to make one’s way steadily especially against resistance.
This has multiple applications:

  • Substitute/Removal – is the one we most often think of in today’s gospel portion.
  • Compassion/Strength – to co-journey in our difficulties. To help through and to deal with problems.


  • Spiritual – sin committed against women, and by women.
  • Physical – difficulties specific to women.

Other reflections containing Mk 5:21-43:


Reflection (Franciscan)

John Bosco educated the whole person—body and soul united. He believed that Christ’s love and our faith in that love should pervade everything we do—work, study, play. For John Bosco, being a Christian was a full-time effort, not a once-a-week, Mass-on-Sunday experience. It is searching and finding God and Jesus in everything we do, letting their love lead us. Yet, because John realized the importance of job-training and the self-worth and pride that come with talent and ability, he trained his students in the trade crafts, too.

From: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-john-bosco/

First reading
let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.

Responsorial Psalm
They will praise you, Lord, who long for you.

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

Gospel Portion
Jairus’s Daughter and the Woman with a Hemorrhage.

Starts: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/mark/5?21

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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