Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

How many of us have felt like the man dwelling in the tomb?  Feeling that God has abandoned us, left us alone in our suffering?  Yet, in faith, we know that Christ holds us close, heals and strengthens us, and has pity on us.  As Pope Francis has said, through the tears of suffering we an see clearer that God comforts and upholds those who suffer.  God places caretakers around us.  Let us remember that it is in the service of other people that God is able to heal us.