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Today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 6:53-56) offers a somewhat strange, perhaps confusing demonstration of the awesome power of Christ:

[53] And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennes’aret, and moored to the shore. [54] And when they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized him,  [55] and ran about the whole neighborhood and began to bring sick people on their pallets to any place where they heard he was.  [56] And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or country, they laid the sick in the market places, and besought him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well.

There are several astounding things in the Gospel, regarding Jesus’ power:

Of course, the fringe of Jesus’ cloak is not magic.  Jesus is divine and can use ordinary objects to do extraordinary things.  He continues to do so today; Jesus Christ is present at every Mass, turning ordinary bread and wine into His true body and blood.

That is more than magic; it is Divinity.