Monday, December 1
World AIDS Day
Be a healing presence
Whether it is Ebola or HIV, on World AIDS Day we remember those whose entire lives have been brutalized by disease and we recognize how interdependent we are, that ultimately we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. Jesus once expressed amazement at the faith of one who—not even a follower of Jesus—nonetheless trusted in God’s goodness on behalf of his servant. Jesus was amazed because that “outsider’s” faith was great and encompassed even a social subordinate, a servant. We must “keep” our brothers and sisters who often feel excluded, isolated, or shunned just because they are sick.
Today’s readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 8:5-11 (175). “Only say the word and my servant will be healed.”