BEADS OF JOY 08-31-16
“Many Are Healed By Jesus”
©2016 James Dacey, Jr. OFS
Today’s Gospel: Luke 4:38-44 (Many Are Healed By Jesus)“And he arose and left the synagogue, and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they asked him about her. And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her; and immediately she rose and served them. Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them, and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ. And when it was day he departed and went into a lonely place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them; but he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose." And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.”
Are you too proud, too honorable, too well off that you can’t bow down to the Lord and ask Him for a healing? Well are you? Some things need to be asked bluntly. Think of this and I don’t say it lightly; the more we take care of ourselves the better we are to take care of others. Yes, we must continue to focus on others. Please try to keep your eyes off of yourself. We all are guilty of that from time to time, some more than others. But if we practice it day by day it will be become more and more a part of who we really are.
We must know where demons can lurk and do all we can to avoid them. Where you ask? They lurk in the gallows of sin and selfishness. Just as we must know and recognize Jesus’ voice and know Him; as you have read in several different recent scriptures the demons know exactly who Jesus is, “You are the Son of God!" the real question is, why don’t some of us know Jesus like that? We must spend more time in His word, spend more time in His presence in Adoration, spend more time in prayer with Him. The more we spend time with Him, the more we know Him.
Jesus never turns anyone away. We (our family) has been through a lot and we continue to suffer. Well, Chrissy suffers the most, she is my wife for those who don’t know. Almost 30 years now. Since May of 2010 she has been suffering with Stage 4 Lung Cancer, only by God’s Grace is she still alive. My Aunt Ann had the exact same lung cancer many many years ago, she didn’t even live 2 years. Chrissy does suffer tremendously, even more now 6 years into this. She is now on pain pills to deal with the unexplainable pains and her weight continues to drop (111 lbs). But we continue to Praise Jesus and Thank Him for everything. We never expected her to be here all this time. So we must recognize miracles and blessings; even when they are covered in pain and suffering. If we focus on negative, we will find the negative; but if we focus on Jesus we will find Jesus. See you guys tomorrow.
LOVE YOU GUYS !!!!
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS