Tuesday of 4th Week of Lent A

Healing Touch or Healing Word?

Healing touch is a program for the individual who wants to enhance wellness in themselves and the lives of people they care about by using the gift of energetic touch. Healing touch program helps to enable one to offer comfort and relief when nothing else seems to help. It uses human energy system, I called the inner energy, the energetic connection between mind, body, and spirit together with some highly effective hands on techniques to promote healing, health and wellbeing for oneself and others. Has Jesus used this healing touch program to heal the sick and the illness in his three years ministry?

Getting closer to the Holy Week, the Church arranges the Gospel’s readings to help us see Jesus as the healer of both body and soul. Last two weekends, Jesus satisfied the thirst of a Samaritan woman at the well. This last weekend, he restored eye-sight for a blind man born blind, and this coming weekend before we enter into the Holy Week, Jesus raised the dead man Lazarus back to life again. All these healings and many other healings, either he touched them to heal them of their illness and sickness or to say the words and brought them back to a complete normal healthy stage, he is the true healer.

As we learn from the creation stories in the first book of the Bible, the book of Genesis, God created the universe and all its contents with his words, he brought them into beings. Jesus was the image of God the Father who healed the sick and the illness with his words, and with his hands he restored back into the original being. Make no mistake when John reported the words of Jesus in his writing saying, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me” (John 12:44-45). In John’s writing, Jesus is full of Divine nature. In him, there is no sickness, illness, nor death. Therefore, Saint Paul reminds the Romans community and perhaps to each and every one of us, “Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s” (Rom 14:8). In other words, no matter of what condition of our being, we can only find our true meaning of being in Christ who is the true healer of both our body and soul. Have you and I had Christ in our lives? How would we allowed Christ shines in our lives? Have you and I needed his healing either of our soul or our body or both? How would he touch us to heal us? How would we hear his healing words to heal us from any sickness or illness?


Weekday Homilies 2019

Homilies by Fr. Joseph Thang Nguyen

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