In the crowds that followed Jesus, there were two types of people: those who stayed hidden in the crowd and those who stepped forward. We know how difficult it is to stand up for our faith among peers, work, school, and maybe even at home. It has been said “Faith isn’t a matter of believing hard enough, but a matter of taking what you believe and putting it into action.”
Jesus teaches us to bring life to others; we may not able to raise a dead person like he can, but we can bring life to others by respecting them and showing kindness.
Are you willing to step forward and put your faith into action today? Do you bring life to those around you in need?
With the same excitement as the woman who touched Jesus’s cloak, let us come before the altar of the Lord, allowing him to heal us and give new life!
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C. serves as the International Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Prior to his ordination Father Pinto received many degrees in areas ranging from Political Science to Theology. Ordained a priest in 1999, he served as a parish priest, vice principal and administrator of Holy Cross School in Northeast India. Father Pinto grew up in Kerala, India with his 8 siblings. In 2010 he came to the United States for further studies, pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. If you run into him, you may hear him say, "A life well lived is a life lived for others," a mantra he strives to live by.