2 Sm 18:9-10, 14b, 24-25a, 30-19:3; Ps 86; Mk 5:21-43

Daughter, your faith has saved you ….
So many lovely details: the woman, whom Jesus calls daughter, and the only woman so addressed by Jesus in the Gospels, has suffered for 12 years which is the very age of the dying and much-loved daughter of Jairus. Jairus is a synagogue official who would likely have turned away the unclean woman, the very one Jesus heals and, in so doing, keeps Jairus and his daughter waiting. It seems that Jesus is equally available to the rejected and the much-loved. We should be, too.
Jesus, thank you for the grace of your presence; when it is time, allow us to reveal your face to another, we pray.