13th Week, Ordinary Time : Thursday, 4th July 2024

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 9:1-8

Jesus got into the boat followed by his disciples. Suddenly a storm broke over the lake, so violent that the boat was being swamped by the waves. But he was asleep. So they went to him and woke him saying, ‘Save us, Lord, we are lost!’

And he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened, you who have so little faith?’ And then he stood up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. They were astounded and said, ‘Whatever kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel, Jesus showed His redeeming love and mercy to the paralytic by not only healing his physical ailment but also his spiritual need as well.


  • Sin and an unforgiving nature prevent the healing power of God’s love from permeating into our hearts. Much of our pains and afflictions can only be healed by Jesus’ Mercy and forgiving love.


  • Ask Jesus to heal and restore our bodies, souls and minds so that we can live and love more fully in His ways.