S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Saturday, July 01, 2006

"Tal'itha cu'mi"

Jesus in today's Liturgy told Jairus and his family not to worry for their daughter was not dead but just asleep. When Jesus saw the child lying on her bed, He addressed her: "Tal'itha cu'mi," which means get up. And the child immediately arose from her deep "slumber" and responded to Jesus' words of invitation -- the invitation towards life.

Many times in our lives we are bogged down by many worries and innumerable concerns. But Jesus, in today's Liturgy reminds us never to live in the shadows of these concerns but to transcend, to arise and live life to the fullest. So as we celebrate the Eucharist this day, the Lord's Day, let us remember to put to heart and deeds the very words of Jesus: "Tal'itha cu'mi." Jesus, I believe, did not only address this to the little girl but to every one of us, who in one way or the other, are weighed down by life's concerns and burdens. Let us remember, Jesus has given us life to the fullest by the blood of His cross.


  • At 2:52 AM, Blogger jimamdg said…

    Insightful comment. Keep posting brother for the greater glory of God.

  • At 5:16 PM, Blogger JR Orbeta, SJ said…

    Thanks for dropping by Jim. I hope I can continue posting some points for reflection that would hopefully help others.

    God bless you.


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