Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent

March 23, 2020

IS 65:17-21/JN 4:43-54

Come, Holy Spirit! 

Today we read the story of Jesus healing the official’s son. The central story we read today is the official, after asking for healing for his son, believed what Jesus said, trusted it would come to pass, returned to his life and his son was healed. What a stunning example of simple, honest faith. God makes a promise, we believe he will keep it, and it happens. And yet how difficult it is for many of us to believe and trust in the Word of God. Jesus even calls out this tendency to doubt before he performs the miracle. “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” Yet, we are called to hear God’s word and believe. Let us each take a moment now to ask the Holy Spirit to help us hear the Word of God and to truly believe it. With this disposition in mind let us re-read the words of Isaiah, trusting and knowing they will come to pass, “Lo, I am about to create a new Heavens and a new earth…” 

Heavenly Father, in these times of great uncertainty, may we cling to you, who is the author of life, and worthy of all our trust. Come, Lord Jesus Come. 


Vincent Ruiz-Ponce
Graduate Program Coordinator,
Department of Catholic Studies