Blog Posts from February, 2017

Getting Our Hands Dirty

Pexels-photo-177660 The past couple of days, our gospel readings at Mass have come from Mark 5.  On Monday it was the story of Jesus’ encounter with a man possessed by an unclean spirit who lived among the tombs in pagan territory.  Today it was the story of Jesus raising the daughter of Jairus, a synagogue official, along with the healing of a woman who had spent 12 years suffering from bleeding.  In all of these situations, Jesus risked ritual impurity—going among pagans and the dead, being touched by a woman with a flow of blood, grasping a