This weekend's Gospel begins with the story about the daughter of Jairus being sick and near the point of death. On the way to see the little girl, Jesus encounters a woman who touches his garment. She had been dealing with hemorrhages for twelve years. The woman is cured and we hear about the interaction between Jesus and the woman.
In the meantime, officials report to Jairus that his daughter has died, and there is no need to bother Jesus any longer. It is too late. However, Jesus proceeds to house of Jairus and raises the little girl back to life. Wow!
These are important events which indicate the power of Jesus. Have we heard the stories so frequently that we are no longer impacted by the magnitude of the happenings described? If so, how do we get our sense of wonder and awe back about the love and power of God?
The refrain of today's Responsorial Psalm would be a good place to begin a period of meditation and reflection:
"I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me."