In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus makes a special effort to cure the mother-in-law of Peter. There is a purpose to this miracle. Jesus is revealed as both the doctor and the cure to an ailing woman. 

Do I turn to Jesus when I am in need? Do I commend others to him when they suffer? Is my faith strong enough to believe that God heals all that afflicts us? 

O gracious God, may be humble enough to turn to you in my need and commend others to your Divine Mercy.