Sunday, July 1, 2012

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"He gave strict orders that no one should know this." Televangelists everywhere must be shaking their heads at the thought of Jesus trying to prevent this miracle from becoming public knowledge. What kind of preacher turns down free publicity? One who serves our Parent, rather than their own business interests. Jesus is not stupid. He knows he cannot resurrect every dead child, and yet he also cannot refuse anyone who approaches him with true faith. His only choice is to attempt to hide his success. This will never work, of course, but it does teach us about Jesus' character. What kind of God heals without demanding homage? Would you follow such a God?