Tuesday of the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time.
Today’s gospel makes it clear that Jesus not only had compassion for the widow, but also had extraordinary supernatural power to restore life and to make a person whole again. Jesus personal identification with the widow’s loss of her only son not only showed the depths of his love and concern but also pointed out his desire to free everyone from the power of sin and even death itself. It’s a time to see my own life, what part or area is dead, the area in which Jesus’ loving concern has not penetrated? Let us examine ourselves and open that area for grace and for a transformation by letting Jesus touch my being with compassion and bring new life.