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A strange connection


the reading says you were “Immediately aware that power had gone forth” from you.

As you pressed through the crowd

you sensed right away that someone had been healed.

This aspect had never occurred to me - the sudden awareness, or sensation.

What did that feel like?

To suddenly know.

Did the hairs on the back of your neck stand up?

Or was it some kind of pulse?

Or a shiver?

Or a chemical imbalance?

Something we have no words to describe?

How can human language grasp what it means to be fully human and fully divine?

What was it like to experience life in a physical human body but with divine awareness?

Even if we can’t sense the way you do

help us to learn from your example,

to make us more aware of the ripples our actions cause.

Help us to see the webs of connection

which are there

but which we can’t always spot

or feel

or understand.

Mark 5: 21-34

21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.’ 24 So he went with him.

And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from haemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 for she said, ‘If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.’ 29 Immediately her haemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, ‘Who touched my clothes?’ 31 And his disciples said to him, ‘You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, “Who touched me?”’ 32 He looked all round to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.’


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