December 3, 2018
(St. Francis Xavier, Priest)
When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.” He said to him, “I will come and cure him.” The centurion said in reply, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.” Mt_8:5-11
When the need is great enough, beloved, we will come back to God. When we realize that there is really no power on earth great enough to satisfy our deepest needs, then we will rediscover God. We will find the greatest satisfaction we could ever have – true love. No, we may not be worthy enough for His mercy, for His love, but by His grace He offers it to us freely. “By His stripes, we are healed!” If we seem to be missing something, beloved. If we just can’t find the satisfaction, and we may not even know what it is, come back to God. For it is only by the Word of Jesus that we will be healed. Trust in Him, and be filled!
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