Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 5:21-43

This gospel story comes on the Sunday before we celebrate our Independence as a nation. It think it is a bit ironic. We are speaking about faith as we prepare to celebrate our independence. Faith presumes dependency – specifically our dependency on God. Let us always be mindful of our faith calling us to a total dependence on God. Always remember that fear is useless. It does not accomplish anything; it simply limits us to depend upon our own weak selves. It is our faith in God that will assist us to do all things.