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., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.