Readings: Lamentations 3:22-33, 2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15, Mark 5:21-43
I recently received a Fitbit from my husband (it’s a bracelet that tracks your steps and general fitness). It frequently lets me know that I am not getting enough exercise, and I would like to rename it the GuiltBit. I did find out that it gave me steps for stirring a brownie mix, which I found quite fun and I stirred even faster. I know tricking the Fitbit does nothing to improve my fitness. It’s even more dangerous to neglect my spiritual fitness. Reading the Word of God on a regular basis helps keep my faith fit. Just look at these beautiful, health-promoting Words of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” And, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” When we open our hearts and minds to the Word of God, He bolsters our faith, gives us peace, calms our fears, and sets us free. Jesus says, “Just believe.” The Fitbit may track my steps, but God directs them!