Saturday, September 04, 2021

Your God comes to heal you.

"Thus says the Lord: Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the mute will sing." (Isaiah 35 : 4.... 7).

Sunday 5th September 2021, in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time.

The first Reading and the Gospel deals with the all important subject of healing. What are the consequences of sin for humanity broken by sin?  Bodily suffering, tortured minds and sick hearts. Jesus teaches that not everyone who is sick is responsible for his state. The illness might have been caused by family, community or the actions of the wider community like abuse of the environment.

In the Gospel, Jesus heals a deaf and dumb man.

"And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man’s ears and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him, “Ephphatha!”—that is, “Be opened!”—And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly." (Mark 7: 31.... 37).

The prophecy of Isaiah in the first reading is fulfilled in today's Gospel. Jesus Christ is still healing in the world today. He is healing through the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Through a Benedictine mystic, Jesus tells us below:

"Let My adorers take their place before Me. Their faith, their hope, and their surrender to My merciful love will cause a great tide of healing love to pour forth from My sacred side and radiate from My Face. Thus will My adorers, without leaving My sanctuary, become also My apostles: messengers and instruments of My merciful love and of My burning desire to gather in the lost, to bind up the bruised, to tend the wounded, and to heal the broken-hearted." (IN SINU JESU page 231).

Do you sincerely want to be healed? Trust completely in the mighty, merciful and mysterious Providence of God and ask Jesus with boldness to be healed.

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