DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Compassion and Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jairus, the synagogue official, with great faith begged Jesus to cure his dying daughter. Jesus filled with deep Compassion raised her to life after she died. Ponder on, “Pray for the grace to deepen our trust in Jesus’ infinite Compassion to Care, Heal and Protect us from harm and sin.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Mark 5:21-24a, 35b-38a, 40b-42
When Jesus had crossed in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered round him and he stayed by the lakeside. Then one of the synagogue officials came up, Jairus by name, and seeing him, fell at his feet and pleaded with him earnestly, saying, ‘My little daughter is desperately sick. Do come and lay your hands on her better and save her life.’ Jesus went with him and a large crowd followed him; they were pressing all around him.
Some people arrived from the house of the synagogue official to say, ‘Your daughter is dead; why put the Master to any further trouble?’ But Jesus overheard this remark of theirs and he said to the official, ‘Do not be afraid; only have faith.’ And he allowed no one to go with him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. So they came to the official’s house, taking with him the child’s father and mother and his own companions, he went into the place where the child lay. And taking the child by the hand he said to her, ‘Talitha kum!’ which means, ‘Little girl, I tell you to get up.’
The little girl got up at once and began to walk about, for she was twelve years old.