Wouldn’t it be great if we could bring a struggling friend or family member directly to Jesus to be healed?
Jesus has the authority to heal anything in our lives: the physical, the emotional and the spiritual. In today’s Gospel story - The Healing of the Paralytic - we are reminded to look around and pray for the ability to bring others to Jesus. It may be obvious when our loved ones are physically challenged but more often than not, they may be experiencing an emotional or spiritual paralysis that needs healing.
Do you know of a friend or family member who needs to be healed in some way? What kind of healing do they need – physical, emotional or spiritual? In your prayers, ask Jesus to heal them.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, let us pray for the words and strength to bring struggling friends and family members to Jesus for whatever healing they may need.
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!