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HOW FAITH GROWS
The man believed what Jesus said to him and left. – John 4:50
Once there was a seed. God said to him, "You may appear to be tiny and insignificant but in due time, you will become a huge plant. But you have to fulfill certain conditions before this will come to pass. You have to allow yourself to be buried in soil and be exposed to rain, wind and sunshine."
The seed wasn't happy with what he heard for he didn't want to get dirty and wet and bear the sun's heat.
The seed disobeyed God. He hid himself from human hands. He waited. Months, years and decades passed but nothing happened. He remained just a seed.
In today's Gospel, we witnessed how the royal official's faith grew. First, he believed that Jesus could heal his son. Second, he believed that Jesus would do what He claimed. Third, he and his whole family believed in Jesus.
Faith must be used in order for it to grow. It's not enough that we believe that Jesus can help us with our concerns. We need to show that in our actions. How's your faith? Do you live as though Jesus can do what He says? Judith Concepcion (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1)
Lord Jesus, increase my faith.
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Isaiah promises a time of great blessing. This prophecy is designed to instill hope in people and encourage them to persevere through their trials and difficulties. They can be sure that there is something worth the struggle that will result. God's promises are sure so we can know that this is not an empty hope.
17 Thus says the LORD: Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind. 18 Instead, there shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create; for I create Jerusalem to be a joy and its people to be a delight; 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people. No longer shall the sound of weeping be heard there, or the sound of crying; 20 no longer shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not round out his full lifetime; he dies a mere youth who reaches but a hundred years, and he who fails of a hundred shall be thought accursed. 21 They shall live in the houses they build, and eat the fruit of the vineyards they plant.
P S A L M
Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12a, 13b
R: I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.
1  I will extol you, O LORD, for you drew me clear and did not let my enemies rejoice over me. 3  O LORD, you brought me up from the nether world; you preserved me from among those going down into the pit. (R) 4  Sing praise to the LORD, you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. 5  For his anger lasts but a moment; a lifetime, his good will. At nightfall, weeping enters in, but with the dawn, rejoicing. (R) 10  "Hear, O LORD, and have pity on me; O LORD, be my helper." 11  You changed my mourning into dancing; 12  O LORD, my God, forever will I give you thanks. (R)
G O S P E L
This is the first of Jesus' miracles in John's Gospel. It marks the public appearance of Jesus as a miracle worker and, as such, it means that His name will become a household word in a matter of time. The people begin to flock to Jesus to see what He has to say and they find Him to be different. He speaks with mercy and authority; the answers He gives to questions are not quite what is expected. Even today we should expect the unexpected from our faith as it is Jesus who is still at work.
43 At that time Jesus left [Samaria] for Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his native place. 45 When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all he had done in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves had gone to the feast. 46 Then he returned to Cana in
Galilee, where he had made the water wine. Now there was a royal official whose son was ill in Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, who was near death. 48 Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe." 49 The royal official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies." 50 Jesus said to him, "You may go; your son will live." The man believed what Jesus said to him and left. 51 While he was on his way back, his slaves met him and told him that his boy would live. 52 He asked them when he began to recover. They told him, "The fever left him yesterday, about one in the afternoon." 53 The father realized that just at that time Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live," and he
and his whole household came to believe. 54 Now this was the second sign Jesus did when he came to Galilee from Judea.
t h i n k : G od's promises are sure so we can know that this is not an empty hope.
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Beyond Signs and Wonders
The 1970s saw the birth of the Charismatic renewal movement from the Pentecostal and Evangelical traditions of Christianity. This movement has brought to our attention as church the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the transforming power of the Word of God. Through the years, however, avid followers of the renewal have been attracted more and more to powerful signs and wonders – those that we commonly call "charisms" – such as miracles, healings, singing and speaking in tongues. Among Catholics, there came the growing practice of celebrating "healing Eucharists" and the recognition of the faithful of the giftedness of some ministers who
have been fondly called "healing priests." This has sent the sick and those in desperate predicament to flock and elbow each other looking for signs and wonders of God through "miracle and healing explosions."
We are grateful to the Lord for these outpouring charisms that have helped to build up communities and lift up the personal faith of many. Our Gospel story, however, reminds us that there are many ways through which our merciful God may want to touch our lives. The official was a bit forceful in his words that Jesus should come down personally to his house to heal his son who was critically ill, saying, "Sir, come down before my son dies." Jesus, however, sent the official home with only the assurance flowing from His words: "Go, your son will live."
A documentary featured over EWTN on the renowned waters of the Marian grotto of Lourdes explains that not all the Church-recognized, medically and scientifically proven miracles attributed to Lourdes came from the waters. Others occurred during the Eucharistic procession and benediction. Some others occurred while the infirmed persons were taking a train on their way home after a pilgrimage in the shrine. There were those that were felt instantaneously; there were those that came gradually. Fr. Domie Guzman, SSP
After reading the Gospel for today, close your eyes, put yourself into the Gospel story, and say to Jesus: "Lord, I believe that You are healing and touching me now, right now, in the hiddenness of my room, and through the anointing of Your Word that I welcome with faith and humility. Amen."
Let me be open and sensitive to the many ways that You want to reach out to me, O Lord.
St. Nicander, pray for us.
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