Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

Contact With Jesus: Breakfast with the Word Mark 6:53–56

Breakfast with the Word Monday Week 5 in Ordinary Time of the Year


Mark 6:53-56


In the Gospel of Mark 6:53-56, we see the tremendous power of contact with Our Lord. They laid the sick in the marketplace and begged Jesus to allow them touch just the fringe of His cloak. And all who touched him were cured (Mark 6:56). It is hundred percent certain and assured that Jesus will never say no to their request. Therefore, this is Jesus for you. He longs for our closeness, but we have lost faith.


Remember that the gospel of Mark 6:53-56 says that all the people who touched Him were healed. It means no one was left, even the most sinful of them. Today, Jesus heals all the people who approached Him. He does not segregate.


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Contact with the Lord.



Contact with Jesus is the secret of change for anyone, the secret of healing from the wounds of sin, healing from bitterness, healing from infirmities and healing from backwardness. Jesus did not approach them today. They saw Jesus and approached Him. Therefore, this passage of Mark 6:53–56 reveals the immense benefits of having daily contact with the Lord.


The fact here is that we choose to approach or not to approach. Each action we take has its own positive or negative consequences. But whoever meets Jesus in faith will not go back the way he was.


In the gospel of Mark 6:53–56, the power to cure overflows through the loving heart of Jesus, extending to His garments. Those who touched Him received healing.


The willingness of Jesus to heal and free people from bondage is incomparable. The major fact here is that He is easily accessible. Some will say, but no one sees Jesus again physically to touch Him. We do not forget that Jesus is still alive. He is still with us. We believe that He also heals us spiritually.

In the gospel of Mark 1:29-39, Peter invited Him to His house. His presence led to the healing of the mother in law. Invite Jesus daily into our homes so that we have constant interaction and touch with Him.

We do this through prayers and constant communion with the Lord.


Communion with the Eucharistic Jesus.


Secondly, Jesus is the Holy Eucharist, alive and real. The problem is whether we accept or not.


If we believe that Jesus is truly present, do we approach Him? When was the last time we received Jesus? Even when we do, do we truly accept that we received Jesus?


The fact here is that we also need constant communion with the Lord through visitation to the Blessed Sacrament and the Holy Mass.


More than merely touching the fringe of his cloak, we receive Christ’s very Body into our bodies. More than healing our physical infirmities, communion heals our souls and grants them a share in God’s own life. The question today is “Do we have faith that this contact with Christ can transform our lives”?


St. Ignatius of Antioch thus calls the Eucharist the medicine of immortality. Many graces come from this. It heals and sanctifies. We need this daily contact to change the way we live. When you want to receive Him, do not do it to fulfill obligations but do it out of the thirst to have a touch of Jesus. Then your life will begin to change. Any attempt or effort we make to have a daily relationship with the Lord changes us spiritually.


Now the question today is “when was the last time you visited the Blessed Sacrament? If the Blessed Sacrament is Jesus, why do we still feel reluctant to be with the Lord? Are you sure you believe?


May God bless you and shower us with His great love today. Amen


  1. Adesanya Ayodeji Mary says


    1. Mirian igwe says

      Amen 🙏🙏🙏

  2. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says


  3. Chioma Frances Egwuogu says


  4. Nancy chizoba says


  5. Munachimso onuoha says


    1. Ifionu Anthonia says

      Amen 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  6. Ifeoma N says


    1. Mbama Christiana says

      Amen. Thank you Padre for this message. May we develop an intimate relationship with the Lord at all times.

  7. James Mailoushi says


  8. Eze, Blessing Chinasa says


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  10. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen. Thank you Jesus as you touch me one more time help me to know that you are real in the Blessed Sacrament.

  11. Adichie Chizoba says


  12. Blessing Iortsugh says

    Amen and the same to u fr.

  13. Ada Ndubuisi says


  14. Mrs Blessing Chilo says

    As we receive you in the holy eucharist daily,help us to grow more in faith and love you more fervently Lord Jesus

  15. Eluwa Chidinma Janefrances says

    God help us to always long for him. Amen

  16. Eririogu Fidelia says


  17. Ogwa Oluchi Rose says


    1. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

      Amen thanks Padre

  18. Ogwa Oluchi Rose says

    Amen may God help me

  19. Chisom Egwudike says


  20. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr



  22. Uc Okey says

    Amen, thanks padre.

  23. Otokpa Elijah says

    Amen and may He grant me grace to have a genuine encounter with Him

  24. Ibeawuchi Ugochi says


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  28. Rosemary Umeze says

    I do believe
    Thank you Father

  29. Regina Mobu says


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  32. Juliet says

    Thank You Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. I Trust in You!

  33. Carmela U. Ekwem says

    Amen! & Amen! Thanks and God bless you too Fr.

  34. Dr Chinwe Agwoile says

    My Jesus! I believe You truly present in the Holy Eucharist. May I never depart from Your presence but rather have daily contact with You in the Holy Eucharist. Draw me nearer and closer to You, Lord. I have many people around me, especially family members and friends who are down in both physical and spiritual health. May they experience Your touch as You grant them healing, With heavy heart, I pray You make haste and Visit and heal my baby granddaughter, Ugomsinachi now battling with her health as well as my brother, Emma and my friend, Anne seriously ill, IJMN! Thank You Jesus! Thank you, Padre Mia! It shall always be well with us.

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  37. Onukwugha Florence says

    Yes Lord, with strong Faith,I believe that you are alive and Real in the Blessed Sacrament.Lord,I pray for More Grace to approach you daily in the Blessed Sacrament.Because, that is where the impossible is made possible.. Padre Remain Blessed…

  38. Ezeagu Anuli says

    Amen 🙏 🙏 🙏

  39. Blessing Anne says


  40. Michael Jones says

    Amen.thank you father

  41. Mrs Nora Nkoli Anabiri says

    Amen and Amen and Amen,. Thanks Padre

  42. Ikeoha Joy Chidiogo says


  43. Madu chinaza lovelyn says

    Amen, I believe and I accept Jesus into my life, I pray for grace to always seek him in the blessed sacrament and in the holy Eucharist. I believe that I have received my healing and I pray that God perfect this healing. Amen

  44. Chikwendu Esther Amarachukwu says

    May God help me. My head is full of things that I stayed away from the Eucharist than going for confessions every week like a routine.

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