Jairus, the leader of a synagogue, asks Jesus: ‘My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed’. (Mk 5,23) This reading, from the Book of Common Prayer, in the Octave of Easer, is an important reminder. Easter is a special time for prayer. The Resurrection has opened us up to realising our most important needs. What are the most important requests underlying our lives? What relationships should be healed, nourished, or renewed? There are crucial issues, like the healing of the daughter of Jairus, or the healing touch for the woman ‘who had an issue of blood twelve years’. Easter must penetrate the underworld of our unresolved issues. Let us make use of our becoming transparent in the light of Easter.
These are verbal Icons, expressions of how the world is seen from Saint Augustine's..