09.07.2016 Christus heals

Acts 9:32-35

32 As Peter travelled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralysed and had been bedridden for eight years. 34 ‘Aeneas,’ Peter said to him, ‘Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.’ Immediately Aeneas got up. 35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

Sometimes we think that it had been very easy to believe at the time when Jesus still was living in the middle of his followers and could show them his miracles and explain them what he means with his allegories. Nowadays we do not see and have to believe – it is much more difficult, but with the help of the Holy Spirit we can succeed.We have to look deep in our hearts and search for the intimate sens of our lives. Whereever we look,  we can see miracles, but mostly we are so trammeled in the things we consider necessary  –  and they usually turn out not to be    –  that we ignore the straight way that leads us to Jesus.

When we are ill, we go to the doctor and he gives us a prescription for some medicine to heal us. When we are ill in our spirit – and I do not mean madness –  or in the interior of our heart, when we shiver with anger, suffer from jealousy or cry because of  somebodys bad words, we only have one possibility to recover – it is the healing love of our Lord. We have to practise love, we have to pray, we have to believe that Jesus is the only one who can heal us.

The poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  also  gives us an advice:”It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

SA 9.7.

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