Matthew 8:5-17

Jesus heals the centurion’s servant and then Peter’s mother-in-law. There is something in common in both these miracles – and that is service. In the first miracle it is a servant who is ill and in the second miracle Peter’s mother-in-law, after being restored to good health, serves them. This gospel passage hints that we who are in good health have a Christian obligation to those who are not as fortunate.  I really believe that all of us who are in relatively good health have a responsibility to reach out to those who are not feeling well. It might be visits to the sick, it might be a phone call, it might be a card – whatever we can do will be a special presence of Jesus to those who are ill. Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament – Holy Hours of adoration will help the sick tremendously