“PREPARE – For a Miraculous Healing”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS
Let us start the week with a Miracle, one of a most Miraculous Healing. What do you keep or allow to be in the way in your life- that blocks or prevents God’s blessings? Nothing should be allowed or overlooked if it’s blocking you or preventing you from being with Jesus, clear the way, get rid of it. The blind shall see, the lame shall walk, the deaf shall hear and the paralytic shall be healed. God alone wants all of us to be healed. What do we do to live a life that makes time to PREPARE for these healings to be made possible? In our society many have been healed of many different kinds of diseases, some of which have been terminal and even limited in time and life expectance; and miraculously they were healed. Even in the most difficult of times of our lives, let us PREPARE for a celebration in whatever direction situations and challenges go. Honestly PREPARE to celebrate, the victory isn’t always necessarily in the healing; the victory also resides in the suffering. Suffering for Jesus, and also for others we love who suffer; should absolutely be our main focus in this entire situation. Suffering is a blessing, it’s a very deep concept, but best understood when looking up the Cross. True love has no limitations on how much love is given.
Today's gospel can be found in Luke 5:17-26 (The Healing of a Paralytic). Jesus wants to heal all of us in every aspect of our lives; in our body including our minds and most especially our souls. By His grace we are freed from sin and bondage. Our lives we must be open to Him, to allow Him to come into our lives to heal us. He will always love us, even if we don’t love Him; His love for us is not based on whether we love Him or not. With that all said, let’s keep in mind that also in His death that He died for all of us; including the loveable and the unlovable. Nothing in this life can separate or even in all things combined; can never compare the magnificence of God’s love for us.
So through this Season of Advent let us do all we can to better PREPARE our lives and our soul for our Lord’s arrival! No one is perfect, I think we all know that already, but we can try our best to live a life that is much more pleasing to our Lord. Mary will forever intercede for us, always leading our hearts to our Lord. Through prayer, meditation and contemplation; let us better PREPARE our lives for Him and His presence in our life. He shall always be the most precious gift we shall ever receive, and most wonderfully we shall always that special gift, every Christmas morning.
“Jesus, I Trust in You.”
and His Most Precious Mother Mary,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS