The Reading for Today: Mark 9:14-32
The question is not: “Does God wish to heal?” but rather, “Is discouragement, anger, or lack of faith getting in the way of the healing and salvation God wants for others and for me?” May any stoniness of heart in us become flesh alive with God’s desire for healing and wholeness for every person.
Seek settings of faith. The gathering of a small community of those who believe and intercede becomes the vehicle for the Lord’s saving acts to flow. Fasting means that the only input is the Word of the Lord, God’s grace, and the power of divine healing; the only output is prayer. Prayer and fasting prepare the heart to receive God’s grace coming as a laser with God’s healing response.
The Reading for Today
This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B.
Fridays from now until Advent are dedicated to the Gospel of Mark.