Friday, July 24

Psalms: 40

Meditation

Mark: The obvious good things in this scripture are the healing of the woman with the bleeding issue and Jairus’ daughter being raised from the dead. What may get lost are a few details. The woman with the bleeding was considered “unclean” all the time of her affliction (12 years) It is true that she had life but none with her community. She believed that Jesus could cure her, but she was “unclean”. Jesus’ description of Jairus’ daughter as “asleep” was used by the early church to describe death in Christ.

Gospel: Mark 5:21-43

New Testament: Acts 15:12-21

Old Testament: 1 Samuel 31:1-13

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