The Pharisees went out and took counsel against Jesus
to put him to death.
When Jesus realized this, he withdrew from that place.
Many people followed him, and he cured them all,
but he warned them not to make him known.
This was to fulfill what had been spoken through Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved in whom I delight;
I shall place my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
He will not contend or cry out,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed he will not break,
a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory.
And in his name the Gentiles will hope.
Dear Father your Son Jesus has done so much good for those who suffer. He cured them to give praise and glory to you. What the prophet Isaiah wrote long ago is true, Jesus is gentle and he will be the victorious one, to whom all hope all have hope in salvation. No one goes unaffected by his touch nor by yours dear Father. We find not only hope but love in ways unfathomable. We find transformation within and out. It is the gentleness of Jesus' touch that heals the wounded souls of our time, this is his victory. May we praise you always dear Father for giving us your Son Par Excellence.