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Thursday, January 12
Everybody needs some healing
Some days it can be really tough to know and feel that God is with us. Though we believe God is there, it can sometimes feel as though we are miles away from God. Think about a time when you’ve been there; hardship, suffering, grief, and sickness can exacerbate that feeling, yet it is in these times when God draws especially close to us. The church honors such points in life with the Sacrament of Anointing. The sacrament is not only for people near death but for all in need of healing. It is a way in which you can acknowledge and place your pain and fear in the presence of a loving God and your community of faith. In what ways could you use a bit of anointing in your life?
TODAY’S READINGS: 1 Samuel 4:1-11; Mark 1:40-45 (308)
“Woe to us! This has never happened before.”