Monday, February 8, 2010

The Hem of His Cloak

"and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed"
So many times my children can leave me amazed and speechless. Last week was Catholic Schools week in Nashville and on Friday my children's school had a Faith Rally with Benediction at the end of the day. During this time the gym has in its center a burning bush with the Monstrance at the top and hundred of candles tiered down around Him. Children kneel on small pads on the gym floor as Fr. Mike processes around with the Monstrance and the children touch and kiss the cloak that is wrapped around Jesus.
Last week was also the week my father sat in a hospital in Naples FL with a team of specialists trying to understand why he had an infection in his foot that returned every 3 to 4 weeks for 3 months despite large doses of antibiotics. They did find the problem in his gall bladder and although it was enlarged and extremely infected, they were able to surgically remove it and find the strand of virus that was causing the infection. He is finally on the mend although he has to stay in the hospital to treat the infection in the blood stream. Not the typical easy gall bladder removal. By Friday I could honestly tell my children that their grandfather was on his way to being healed. My 4th grade son said, "I knew it." "What?" "When I touched the cloak that passed by me during Benediction and kissed it, I prayed for my grandfathers. I knew it would work." "Yes, son. It worked." From our young people comes great wisdom and faith. "only the tassel of His cloak."

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