Posted by: vftmom247 | 2011/08/31

Impulse: And all who had people sick…brought them to Jesus


22nd Week of Ordinary Time

                                     Gospel: Luke 4:38-44


All who had people sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus (Verse 40)

What are the people around us suffering from?  What are they suffering from the most?  Is it the darkness of Faith?  Is it the lack of a moral orientation?  Are there family problems?    Are there material worries?  Is their body unhealthy, or is it their soul that is ailing?  It is good when we take stock of our situation.  Let’s pray for the people around us; for those on our street, on our town, in our city.  Let us ask God for his blessing for those people.  Do we know their needs, and their sufferings?

All who had people sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus

It is actually very simple to convert today’s reading into action.  It is intercessory prayer. It is to recognize the suffering of people and to bring it to Jesus.  However, a prerequisite to intercessory prayer is an interaction with the people around us.  Not just an interaction, but an interaction that is free of prejudice.  How often do we think about our neighbors?  Maybe we even think: “Their misery is their own fault!” or “He had it coming!”  Is that the heart of God?  Is that Jesus’ view of people?  Do we have a heart filled with love that wishes only good for people, even the sinners?

All who had people sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus

It is good when we know the people surrounding us, to carry their sufferings to Jesus and to bless them.  We can and should wish them material, bodily and spiritual well being.  Let us call God’s blessing down for them!  Let’s bless them in the Name of Jesus. “May the Lord who made Heaven and Earth bless you from Zion” is the psalmist’s prayer.  Then we will be blessed as well.  Our attitude towards the people around us will be positive and hopeful.  Lastly, we should also bless our enemies (Luke 6:28).  If we wish only the best for people, to pray for them, and to bless them, than we live in the attitude of God.  Then God’s blessing and mercy can fully flow into our world.



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