Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060516.cfm
Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!” The dead man sat up I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me. and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, crying out “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,“ and “God has visited his people.” This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.
We are called to help those who have no one. Jesus knew that this widow probably her only means of support and she would have starved. Who around you is in need of your help and cannot pay? The single person who needs their grass mowed, windows washed, rides to doctors, and the list goes on. Who in your neighborhood need your help. Open your eyes and your heart to the needs of those around you. You may be amazed at what you see.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, open my eyes and ears to the needs of my neighbors. Help me to be you to those in need, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.