Categories: HomiliesPublished On: March 16th, 2021Tags: , 342 words10.4 min read
Do You Really Want to be Healed?

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Do You Really Want to be Healed?

This seems like an odd question. Who does not want to be healed? But then our human nature kicks in. I just want to be healed, but I do not want to do anything. Just heal me and let me get on with my life. All through life we are told if we really want something, we must work for it. No one gets a free ride. Why would we think we can be healed with no effort on our part?

I suppose because we are busy people. We have things to do, places to go, and taking time off to be healed just is not in our agenda. Until we are forced to take time off because we are in the hospital. There is something to be said about preventive medical care. Getting physical checkups regularly. Eating properly. Getting exercise. It all takes some effort on our part. The virus brought out more attention to social distancing, hand washing, and wearing masks. These are all little things that keep us well.

Our spiritual health is much the same. Doing the little things such as praying and praying for each other. Attending Mass and receiving communion. Going to confession to wash the sins from our soul. I wonder, do you suppose we could develop a mask for our souls? What would that look like? Perhaps there would be a cross on the mask. Maybe an image of Mary. Maybe a Bible verse. What would the mask for your soul look like?

In a very real sense, we do have a mask. It is every time we make the sign of cross, we are masking up, asking God for His protection. That simple act of blessing is a protection for the day. Remember to make it often today.

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