If I But Touch His Clothes, I Shall Be Cured

Last Updated on June 21, 2022 by GMC

“If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured”
A reflection on Mark 5:25-34
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped but only grew worse. She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.”Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who has touched my clothes?” But his disciples said to him, “You see how the crowd is pressing upon you, and yet you ask, ‘Who touched me?’” And he looked around to see who had done it. The woman, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and trembling. She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.”

Mark 5:25-34

2 Replies to “If I But Touch His Clothes, I Shall Be Cured”

  1. Beautiful photo and rhyme. Reaching for his flowing cloak, her faith awoke. Bending low to hold onto Love brought her cure from above. Sent in peace she left the crowd, many others heard her story loud.

    1. Bravo, bravo! What a beautiful meditation. Thank you so much for sharing that contemplative gem!!!

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