Monday, October 29, 2007


And he was teaching in their synagogue on their sabbath. And behold there was a woman, who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years: and she was bowed together, neither could she look upwards at all. Whom when Jesus saw, he called her unto him, and said to her: Woman, thou art delivered from thy infirmity. And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

And the ruler of the synagogue (being angry that Jesus had healed on the sabbath) answering, said to the multitude: Six days there are wherein you ought to work. In them therefore come, and be healed; and not on the sabbath day.
And the Lord answering him, said: Ye hypocrites, doth not every one of you, on the sabbath day, loose his ox or his ass from the manger, and lead them to water?
And ought not this daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? And when he said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the things that were gloriously done by him.

Luke 13:10-17 (Douay-Rheims)


Dear Father you have brought healing to my soul each time I receive you in communion. Is not Sunday a Holy day then when we partake of the glorious gift of your Sons body and blood. Where we too also receive nourishment from your Holy Word. Just as the woman in this story was bent over from the evil that kept her bowed down, I too was this way and your healing touch brought me out of the depths of evil. Where I can stand straight and tall bearing witness to your divine love. May the Eucharist and the Mass be a source of healing for those who go seeking comfort from the many ills they suffer. May they find joy in receiving our Lord and also come to find rest on the day that was made Holy for them. Amen

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