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I will walk with blameless heart. — Psalm 101:2
Mass readings: 1 Timothy 3:1-13 / Luke 7:11-17
In today’s Gospel, Jesus raises a man from the dead. Wouldn’t it be great if He did that today? Actually, miracles like this do still happen. Paramedics give CPR to someone who is clinically dead. Surgeons restore the eyesight of people with detached retinas. Two thousand years ago, Jesus healed in Israel. Today He heals all over the world through the medical community.
God also heals through the sacrament of anointing of the sick. Vatican II restored it to its original intent: healing — healing for people with chronic or serious acute illnesses, for people who are old, for people before they have surgery. If you or someone you know needs healing, consider this sacrament. Receiving it doesn’t mean you’re at death’s door. It means you’re reaching out for the healing touch of the Risen Lord.
Prayer: Savior Lord, heal me wherever I hurt. Today I especially ask for this:_______.
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