United States Conference of Secular institutes


Our Lady of Lourdes

Mark 6:53-56

Jesus does not judge the motives of the people in today’s gospel. Jesus’ response is to heal their suf­fering and help them on the road to a deeper faith. They seek nothing but their own physical needs, not a life-changing faith in the gospel of Jesus. Nevertheless, Jesus addresses their immediate needs and is not concerned about their interior conversion, obviously trusting that his Father will provide the rest.