Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
At any given time of life, there are many others around us - around me - who are dis-eased or ‘afflicted’ in all kinds of ways, in heart, mind, soul or body. The winter months are particularly known as the season of flus and viruses, depression and dangers associated with cold weather. These days, I can easily light a dozen candles for friends and family alone. During Jesus’ ministry on earth, friends and family brought men, women and children to the Great Physician and crowded around him, not for lengthy appointments, but simply to put them in touch with him, if only through the fringes of his cloak. Jesus’ power to heal is no different now than it was then. Jesus is still “Healer of our every ill... light of each tomorrow.” Who will bring the heart-sick, the mentally ill, the depressed and the lonely, and those suffering physical ailments to Jesus today? Through committed prayers of intercession, will I....? Christ Jesus, I bring these people to you in prayer...
For the righteous person will never be moved; ... their heart is firm, secure in the Lord. (Psalm 112:7)
Healer of our every ill, light of each tomorrow,
Give us peace beyond our fear, and hope beyond our sorrow.
Marty Haugen, Hymn 363 Catholic Book of Worship
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.