Tag Archives: healing

30th Sunday of the Year: What do you want to see? Catholic Inspiration

When Jesus heals Bartimaeus, he does more than simply offer him sight.  An encounter with Christ brings us into a direct experience of God’s grace and power; how we respond reveals our recognition of the many ways we see the Lord at work in our lives today.

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year

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27th Sunday of the Year: Responding to the pain of divorce. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s answer to the question of divorce reminds us that this issue has been with humanity from the dawn of time.  Our response through healing, community and engagement helps those who struggle with divorce to find new strength and direction.

Mass Readings – 27th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Approaching Jesus, receiving grace. Catholic Inspiration

The woman who approaches Jesus meets no barriers or obstacles; instead she encounters the grace and mercy of the Messiah.  May we look to the Lord in our need and trust in the power of his love.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 24th Week of the Year

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23rd Sunday of the Year: The healing power of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s healing ministry reminds us that God continues to bring healing into our world today.  May we examine our lives and reach out to others with the healing grace of Christ.

Mass Readings – 23rd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ heals and drives out demons. Catholic Inspiration

As the crowds gather around Jesus we see two central elements of his earthly ministry: healing the sick and driving out demons.  The Lord’s work reveals what the demons already know; he is the Christ, the Son of God who has the power to save and set us free.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 22nd Week of the Year

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23rd Sunday of the Year: In Christ there is healing and hospitality

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Study:  Recall a moment when you experienced profound healing.  Then consider a time when someone was genuinely hospitable to you.

Pray:  Ask the Lord to see others with the eyes of Jesus.

Serve:  How can you bring healing to another today?  How can you reach out and welcome someone?

Mass Readings – 23rd Sunday of the Year

Two big themes bubble up in the Scriptures this week:

  • Healing: Isaiah proclaims and Jesus performs
  • Hospitality: James urges that we show no partiality

Both of these themes are part of the fabric of human life.  We all know firsthand experiences of illness, disease, and discomfort.  We know the relief that comes from health, especially after a long period of suffering.  Jesus spent a substantial portion of his ministry healing others; indeed, every encounter with the Lord brought about some type of transformative renewal.

Hospitality touches another part of our existence.  It is so easy to prejudge one another!  Looks, clothing, money, power, success….we can quickly get caught up in externals and fail to recognize the shining soul that dwells in the heart.  James (as usual) minces no words here – he speaks bluntly, calling us to treat one another as sons & daughters of God.

Where do you see healing in your life?  Where do you see hospitality?  Perhaps today we can be agents of both, helping others in moments of weakness and need, and reaching out to all with the love of Christ.

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Note: This post was first published on September 1, 2015


Daily Mass: What needs to be healed? Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s healing of the paralytic in the Gospel today invites us to consider both what needs to be healed in our lives and how we might bring others to Jesus for the healing they require.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 13th Week of the Year

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