Friends of the Rosary:
Christ Jesus raised the son of a widow in a city called Nain, as we read in the New Testament yesterday (Luke 7:11-17).
In this passage, we see the fear and desperation in this poor widow. At that time there was no social safety net, no insurance, and no guaranteed income for a widow. Without her husband and her only son, she was condemned almost to starvation, unless their neighbors would support her.
Jesus’ heart was moved with pity. And then He showed His power and dominion over the living and the dead. It also was an anticipation of His resurrection.
The bystanders were fearful, seeing their world turned upside-down. This is also the reaction of the women at the tomb on Easter Sunday morning.
As Bishop Barron wrote, “An evangelization that isn’t a little scary is an inadequate evangelization.”
Jesus, I Trust In You!
To Jesus through Mary!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York