And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all. — Luke 7:17-19
“Oh that all could touch you and be healed!
But have you not made us the tassels of your garment
for a bleeding world to grasp?”
O Lord, make us instruments of Thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that we may not
So much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born into eternal life.
– St. Francis of Assisi
Kerby Goff works with Campus Crusade for Christ in Oklahoma and is part of Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, which he does not use. He blogs at blogkerby.blogspot.com. He thinks church history is cool, and his friends laugh at him (not with him) when he makes Bible jokes. He also loves asian food and all things asian so much so that his patriotism often comes into question. He spends most of his time reading, running, cooking, and hanging out with college students, especially international students.