Reading I: 1 Timothy 2:1-8
Responsorial: Psalms 28:2, 7, 8-9
Gospel: Luke 7:1-10
Jesus performed a long-distance miracle, he cured the servant without being in her presence:
Jesus didn't have to "lay hands" on someone to cure...
he could cure by willing it to be.
For me the ability Jesus demonstrates in this story brings to mind the power of prayer. Do you have someone who is far away and needs help? Jesus shows us in many ways - and especially in today's Gospel, that miracles can happen by willing it to be - of course, your prayer and Jesus' will have to be on the same page. Our prayers are very powerful - when combined with the will of Jesus - miracles can happen. Realizing this should make praying so much more powerful and rewarding.
How about praying for people who need much prayers - for example, people who are part of governments, teaching institutions and caring institutions? Pray that they be open to the Holy Spirit's guidance, will of God and to be led to do something good for the people around them-today.