Today, in response to Our Lord in today’s Holy Gospel, I challenge you to stretch out your withered hand: Take action, make an effort, even a small one, towards something which might be difficult for you, but which you know the Lord asks of you, calls you to do. It may even be something you did at one time, but towards which you have slackened in your efforts or in your zeal, and perhaps have become lukewarm. Lukewarmness will wither your soul! Stretch out your withered hand, and let Jesus’ healing flood your life from your gift of obedience! Do it NOW! Don’t put the Lord’s call off, for we give so little, and He returns a hundredfold for our efforts.