Click here to download and listen to this homily (12 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Today David weeps over the death of his son Absalom who had seized the thrown and was attempting to take his life. David cries out as every parent at the death of their child "If only I had died instead of you." Jesus came to die so that we might have eternal life. The women with the hemorrhage is healed just by touching Jesus' cloths after 12 years of suffering. Jairus' daughter is resurrected at the touch of Jesus. Come to the Eucharist and touch and be touched by Jesus. St John Bosco, Pray for us.
Readings: 2 Samuel 18:9-10, 14b, 24-25a, 30-19:3; Psalm 86, Mark 5:21-43