September 2, 2009
And he was pleading with Him for her
Simon asked Jesus for health for his mother-in-law.
Prayer to God for one’s closest of kin, for the members of one’s family, concern for their physical and spiritual health – this builds a family home. Concern for a close relative – for it is a child, for it is a mother, for it is a sister for it is a brother – builds new spiritual bond.
This is a family in a broad meaning of this word: a spiritual family. Family is a group of friends. Concern for their physical and spiritual well-being shows, that there is love within among them.