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Tag Archive for ‘healing’

Friday 6 December

St Nicholas (Om) Isaiah 29:17-24; Psalm 2671, 4, 13-14; Matthew 9:27-31 No harm in asking There are many well-documented instances of faith, healing and faith healers. Why doesn’t it always work? It is not necessarily because you lack faith. Sometimes what you want is not possible. Sometimes it would not be good for you. No […]

Sunday 13 October

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Day of Prayer to Respect Human Life 2 Kings 5:14-17; Psalm 98; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19 Only two foreigners returned to praise and thank God Naaman, a foreigner and leper – plus the ten lepers – were social outcasts in Jewish society, yet were healed because, in their desire […]

Friday 11 October

Joel 1:13-15, 2:1-2; Psalm 9:1-6; Luke 11:15-26 Pope St John XXIII (OM) The day of the Lord is coming The Old Testament prophet Joel warned the people that “the day of the Lord is coming, yes it is near”. In his public ministry of teaching, healing and casting out devils, Jesus proclaimed that the day […]

Thursday 3 October

Nehemiah 8:1-12; Psalm 19:1-7; Luke 10:1-12 Ask the Lord of the harvest Jesus sent 72 labourers ahead in pairs to announce his coming to their villages and homes. Jesus instructed them to depend completely on the local people for their needs. He commissioned them to offer God’s peace, to heal the sick and announce that […]

Wednesday 14 August

St Maximilian Kolbe (m) Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 66; Matthew 18:15-20 The gift of reconciliation Seeking reconciliation rather than engaging in destructive gossip, resentment, revenge or hatred is designed to bring healing and harmony. Sometimes, however, perpetrators are unwilling or unable to accept responsibility and true reconciliation with them is impossible; then Jesus advises distance. We […]

Monday 8 July

Genesis 28:10-22; Psalm 91; Matthew 9:18-26 Grief How often it seems that our grief leads us to Jesus. How often does our grief, or our need for healing, become the prelude to richer faith? The Jewish president of the local synagogue is heartbroken at the death of his daughter. Immediately Jesus sets out to answer […]

Thursday 4 July

Genesis 22:1-19; Psalm 115; Matthew 9:1-8 Illness and sin In curing this paralytic Jesus identifies both illness and sin – the former affecting the man’s health, the reality of sin bringing a deeper dis-ease to his soul. Notice Jesus does not say the man’s illness is caused by sin, he rejects that prejudice of the […]

Tuesday 2 April

Ezekiel 47:1–9, 12; Psalm 46; John 5:1-3, 5-16 Recognition is healing To be ignored or not recognised can be crippling even for a moment. This man has missed the stirring healing waters for 38 years. Jesus sees him and listens to his desire. Having recognition from Jesus, he is able to get up and walk […]

A Silver Lining to a Cloud of Grief

The pragmatic lens through which an adolescent boy looks is very narrow and has room only for himself. The pragmatic lens through which a mature adult man looks can incorporate the idea of doing things for others. — Celia Lashlie,He’ll Be OK, Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men They say when one door closes, another […]

Thursday 14 February

STS CYRIL & METHODIUS Genesis 2:18-25; Psalm 128; Mark 7:24-30 Walk in his ways The first reading presents us with an idyllic scene, where everything is perfect and all creation is balanced in harmony, for our first parents are innocent and perfectly contented before their fall. In contrast, the Gospel reading tells of a child […]