Touch only the tassel on his cloak

The Gospel Reading from today’s Mass has a special message of Jesus’ healing nature:

Mark 6:53-56: “After making the crossing to the other side of the sea, Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaret and tied up there. As they were leaving the boat, people immediately recognized him. They scurried about the surrounding country and began to bring in the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed.”

(Via USCCB.)

It seems to me that the people were hungry for healing, that their lives were broken and wounded as a result of their afflictions and they sought Jesus no matter what.

As alcoholics and addicts, no matter how long we have been clean and sober, we still desperately need the healing touch of Jesus.

Seek Him out, and beg to “touch only the tassel on his cloak,” in that your journey of recovery be kept straight and strong.

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"The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts"

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