Categories: HomiliesPublished On: February 12th, 2021Tags: , 347 words10.5 min read

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In just about every healing that Jesus did, He heals in different ways. For example, just a day ago we are told all that people had to do was touch the tassel of His cloak. The woman’s daughter was healed long distance by just a word. Today Jesus touches the man’s ears and puts saliva on the man’s tongue. Why so many ways of healing? I think the short answer is we all need healing, but one size does not fit all.

And we must admit that sometimes we are given the healing we did not even ask for. For example, I have walked the journey with families who have a family member dying of cancer. Their prayer has been to ask for healing, remission of the cancer, or a complete cure. Their prayers were not answered directly because their family member died. But to me, as an outside observer, I first saw healing in the eyes of the dying family member as they came to terms with what was happening. Their faith grew tremendously as they turned to God. I saw healing in the family as they began to accept what was happening. In their pain and suffering they found hope. And in some cases, families that had great divisions found healing in reconciliation. In our grief and sorrow there is always hope. Because life ends here on earth does not mean it ends forever.

This last week we have been reading about the creation story from Genesis. We hear of all that God created and then pronounced that it was good. Did you notice, God did not create death. Death came into the world through our sin. Through our sins we are assisting in creating death. Through the forgiveness of sins we are creating life. Seek life that you may live. Seek forgiveness.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen