Tuesday of 4th Week of OT A

Christ Took Away Our Infirmities and Brought Us Life

“Father,” a lady called the parish emergency number after i just finished celebrating the third Mass on Sunday, “I’m a hospice nurse. I have a patient needs the last rite. I have been contacting five priests already, and no one returned my call. Would you be able to go to give the last rite for my patient?” “Please, give me the name and the address, and I will come to give him the last rite” I told her. After a few days, the nurse came to the office herself and gave me some cookies and a thank you card to thank me for coming to give the last rite for her patient who took his last breath the next day after I gave him the last rite. Many moments of my priesthood really remind me the scene of the synagogue official came to ask Jesus to heal his daughter at the point of death. Jesus went off with him without question reported in today’s Gospel. Christ took away our infirmities and bore our diseases, what have we done respond to Christ’s love for us?

A boy saw a lady came to Church every day. Out of curiosity, he followed her to the Church to observe. He hid himself behind the altar to try to hear what the lady prayed for. She prayed, “Lord, I’m in age now and ready whenever you call me home.” The lady said this exact prayer for three days, and the fourth day he decided to do something. He got into the Church before the lady and hid himself behind the altar as usual. After the lady prayed her usual prayer, the boy said echo from the altar saying, “I heard your prayer, and I will come to bring you home tomorrow at 9 A.M.” The lady went home and couldn’t sleep that night. She couldn’t believe at what she prayed for.

Jesus Christ took away our infirmities and bore our diseases, and he suffered and died for our sins in facts and not in theory nor perception. In today’s Gospel, a woman suffered from hemorrhages for twelve years touched Jesus’ clothes that healed her hemorrhages. Jesus held the hand of a dead child and said, “Talitha Koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise” reported in today’s Gospel, the girl arose immediately. Christ truly took away our infirmities and bore our diseases and even died for the sake of our salvation, what would we do to return his sacrificial sacrifice? He took away our infirmities and bore our diseases and even died for the sake of our salvation were the facts not in concept or theory, what have we done to deserve it?

 

Weekday Homilies 2019

Homilies by Fr. Joseph Thang Nguyen


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