Read Genesis 1:1-19, Ps. 104:1-2,5-6,10,12,24,35, Mark 6:53-56

“And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.” (Mark 6:56)

Our first reading today takes us to the beginning. It tells us how God, being good, created a good universe and at each step of creation, God himself assessed what he had made and expressed satisfaction.

However, our Gospel passage paints a starkly different reality. It tells of a world full of sick people, people ready to do anything just to get a glimpse of Jesus and to obtain healing.

If the world was really good as God said at creation, why were there so many sick people looking for healing? What went wrong? How do we reconcile sickness with goodness?

As we continue to read from the book of Genesis, we would soon discover that something went wrong along the line – the good man and the good woman God created made a bad choice.

Jesus did not just bring healing to many; he left humanity as a whole with the secret to wholeness. To love God with all our heart, with all our mind, and with all our souls, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Just as many made efforts to get to Jesus for healing, we need to make every effort to get to God, obey his word, and live according to the original purpose of our creation in other to find wholeness and life.

The more we accommodate sin in our lives, the more we give room for sicknesses of all sorts. The more we try to touch Jesus, the more we allow the light of Christ to shine through us, the closer we get to healing and the closer we get to our original goodness.

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, heal me and free me of all impurities. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Be Happy. Live Positive. Have Faith. It is well with you. God bless you. (Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs. Bible Study: Genesis 1:1-19, Ps. 104:1-2,5-6,10,12,24,35, Mark 6:53-56).

@Rev. Fr. Evaristus Abu