Monday, March 03, 2008

Faith is Believing

Now after two days, he departed thence, and went into Galilee. For Jesus himself gave testimony that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. And when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things he had done at Jerusalem on the festival day; for they also went to the festival day. He came again therefore into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain ruler, whose son was sick at Capharnaum. He having heard that Jesus was come from Judea into Galilee, went to him, and prayed him to come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not. The ruler saith to him: Lord, come down before that my son die. Jesus saith to him: Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word which Jesus said to him, and went his way. And as he was going down, his servants met him; and they brought word, saying, that his son lived. He asked therefore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And they said to him: Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him. The father therefore knew, that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.
John 4:43-54 (Douay-Rheims Bible)

Prayer Reflection

Dear Father our world is not perfect and many thrive on getting a glimpse of you to heal their wounded souls. We live in a world that tries to cover up rather than heal. A pill for this will take away one thing and a pill for that will take care of something else. We are so very full of chemical concoctions ranging from prescribed medicine to over the counter stuff. We push drugs more than any society has ever seen. Does that mean we contribute to the illness of the world. It's often amazing but many do seek your son. They want to be healed, they want to be whole. Many accept the healing from a distance like this reading. With faith in Jesus we can be healed, because he loves us and wants us to be whole and united to you dear Father. Our sins often clog the way to healing, the same when we cover up pain with a pain pill. Let the light of faith shine and we will find the healing grace of Jesus.

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