As followers of Jesus, we are called to heal . How can I heal the sickness and disease of heart, mind, soul and body so prevalent around me? Jesus’ example in the Gospel today shows us his way of healing. Christ didn’t engage the ‘unclean spirit’ manifesting itself in the man with mental health issues in the synagogue in Capernaum. Rather, he lived into his holy identity and calling to love God and love others, under-girded by a life of prayer and self-discipline; perceived the man to be a beloved human being; and ‘rebuked’ the sickness. What does this teach me about Jesus’ understanding of healing? Christ Jesus, teach me your ways of healing.
With you, O Lord, is the fountain of life, and in your light we see light. (Ps 35)
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.