3 thoughts on “13th Sunday b: Touching the Garments of Jesus

  1. Gloria

    The Hem of His Garment

    The woman in the Scriptures
    wanted only to touch the hem
    of his garment,
    believing she would be healed.
    I, too, want to touch the hem
    of his garment,
    not sure what, or if, I believe.

    He is always ahead of me.
    I try to keep up with his pace,
    but it seems the faster I walk,
    the faster he walks,
    just out of my grasp.

    Sometimes he disappears
    into the crowd
    and I lose sight of him.
    Sometimes he’s so close
    I can almost touch him,
    but something or someone
    always blocks my way.

    I pray that someday
    he’ll slow his pace,
    or the crowd will part,
    and like that woman
    I, too, will touch
    the hem of his garment.

    Gloria Ziemienski
    August 23, 1997

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