Sunday, February 9, 2014

CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 2/9/14

Weekly Prayer Reflection for Winter
“You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world… Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”
Matthew 5: 13-16

February 9, 2014
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear Friends,
There is the story of the response by the wise Rabbi to his students who were complaining about the myriad of evils, the deep darkness they faced in the world. The Rabbi said: take a broom and sweep out darkness from the cellar. That didn’t work. Then he said, take a stick and drive out evil. Of course that didn’t work either. Then he told them: “let each of you meet the challenge of darkness by lighting a candle – and go to the cellar and the darkness will flee.”
Indeed, we can even go one step farther. Not only drive out the darkness by being a torchbearer, but in the words of Catholic writer, Leon Bloy, become an incendiary! Is not this part of the mission of the Catholic Medical Mission Board? To bring assistance (light and hope and healing) to thousands in need, and in addition, to teach, train and organize others to continue to carry out the healing mission of Jesus Christ!

Lord Jesus Christ, who went about doing good and healing all manner of sickness, give strength, wisdom and gentleness to all your servants, our physicians and nurses, that they may not only heal but bless, and shine as lamps of hope in the darkest hours of distress and fear.  We ask this in your name, you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors

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