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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 1, 2012

LIFE DEFINED

In today’s Gospel, Jesus performs two miracles as he raises the Official’s daughter from the dead and heals the hemorraging woman.

According to the laws and customs of first-century Jews, both acts should have rendered Jesus unclean, but they did not.

Rather by healing them, Jesus implicitly renders the end of Law of Leviticus. This Sunday, Jesus reminds us that the new Israel would not be defined by rituals and prescriptions, but rather, it is in relationship to Christ that Israel will be defined.

CLICK HERE for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24; Psalm 30; 1 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5:21-43)

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