Jun 20, 2012

Gospel Reflection: Mark 5: 25-34

Here’s a reflection on Mark 5:25-34, the gospel text for Proper 8B (Ordinary 13B). It was written by Thom Shuman.


it was only
at first,
people averting their eyes,
gossip trickling out
the sides of their mouths
about her 'problem';
then came the years
filled with
laughter, ridicule, rebuke.

telling stories to his friends,
trading jokes with lawyers,
asking riddles of preachers:
she heard the
of his robe's hem
as it brushed
the streets of the kingdom.

if i could only touch it, she

and did.

in the silence,
no one heard the
of grace
flowing through her soul,
making her whole.

in the silence,
Jesus tenderly lifted her
to her feet;
'you are well,
daughter of faith,
go in peace'
was the benediction

— Copyright © 2006 Thom M. Shuman.  Posted on his wonderful blog, Prayers4Today. http://prayersfortoday.blogspot.ca/