One day, in another town, a man came to Jesus covered with leprosy. On seeing Jesus, the man bowed down to the ground, and said, “LORD, IF YOU WANT TO, YOU CAN MAKE ME CLEAN.”
Stretching out His hand, Jesus touched the man and said, “Yes, I want to. Be clean.” In an instant, the leprosy left him.
Then Jesus instructed him, “TELL THIS TO NO ONE. BUT GO, AND SHOW YOURSELF TO THE PRIEST. MAKE AN OFFERING FOR YOUR HEALING, as Moses prescribed; that will served as evidence for them.
From the Gospel of Luke 5: 12-16
- When we ask for healing, do we humbly ask Him first if He wants to heal us?
- If healed, can we keep our excitement and thankfulness to ourselves?
- What did we offer to Him when we were once healed?
St. Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.
St. Raymond of Pennafort, Patron Saint of Canonists (Feast day – January 7) Born in Spain, St. Raymond was a relative of the King of Aragon. From childhood he had a tender love and devotion to the Blessed Mother. He finished his studies at an early age, and became a famous teacher. He then gave up all his honors and entered the Order of the Dominicans. St. Raymond was very humble and very close to God. He did much penance and was so good and kind that he won many sinners to God. With King James of Aragon and St. Peter Nolasco he founded the Order of Our Lady of Ransom. The brave religious of this Order devoted themselves to saving poor Christians captured by the Moors. Read more…
Ask His will first,