It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

End of isolation, a reflection on Mark 5:29-34

After reaching out and touching his cloak, she realized that she was healed. Jesus, although he hadn't yet even spoken to her, realized that his power had been utilized. He asked, "Who touched me?" His disciples exposed their cluelessness by telling him that of course he had been touched since he was after all in the middle of a crowd.

Despite their comment, Jesus kept looking for who had touched him. The woman, although she was afraid, came up to him and prostrated herself in front of him and told him she was the one that had touched him. Jesus responded, "Daughter, your faith and healed; go in peace."

Her twelve-year isolation was over.

Consider what conditions are keeping people of our time and place isolated from society.

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