Mk 5:21-43 — Jesus’s daughter and the woman with a hemorrhage
21 When Jesus had crossed again (in the boat) to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. 22 One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing (Jesus) he fell in his feet 23 and pleaded earnestly with him, saying, “My daughter is at the point of death. Please, come lay your hands on her that she may get well and live.” 24 “He went off with him, and a large crowd followed him, and pressed upon him.
25 There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhage for twelve years… 27 She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touch his cloak. 28 She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.” Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. …
35 While he was still speaking, people from the synagogue official’s house arrived and said, “Your daughter has died; what trouble the teacher any longer?” 36 Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” 37 He didn’t allow anyone to accompany him inside except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38 hen they arrived at the house of the synagogue official, he caught sight of a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 So he went in and said to them, “Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.” … 41 He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means “Little girl, I say to you, arise!” 42 The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. (At that) they were utterly astounded. 43 He gave strict orders that no one should know this and said that she should be given something to eat.
Disclaimer & Disclosure: From the “365 Days with the Lord” Daily Liturgical Guide from our Pauline Family.