"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Healing and wellness...

"My grace is enough for you: for power is perfected in weakness." - 2 Corinthians 12:9
Not everyone is healed - at least not right away - some are left with their disabilities, some for all of their life. Catholicism doesn't preach a prosperity gospel

At Fatima, Lucia asked Our Lady to cure some people who were ill, Our Lady told her some would be healed, others not - explaining that Our Lord did not trust them.  I understood that to mean they would not be faithful if they were all patched up and made 'normal' again.  Nevertheless, she told Lucia that they should pray the Rosary every day.

Of course, in other cases, Our Lord may simply want us to share in his sufferings and witness to the Gospel:

"Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do." - Matthew 9: 9-13

In order to learn the meaning of the words:  It is mercy I desire, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

Works for me. 

1 comment:

  1. By the grace of God I am who I am :) It is embarrassing but St Paul always makes me cry. Like St Paul, perhaps those w/ disabilities "toil more that most"...


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