3/26/14

God wants to heal you


Fr. Joseph Whalen's Corner


 from Fr. Joe’s corner
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 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyic, “My son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:5

“In Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 2:1-12) Jesus forgives the paralytic man his sins and only then does Jesus heal him of his paralysis. Jesus knew the paralytic needed spiritual healing before physical healing. FORGIVENESS is necessary before we receive God’s healing graces and for spiritual growth. 
Even little forgotten unforgivingnesses keep us bound in suffering after death.
Your forgiveness can trigger someone else’s conversion!
Spiritual healing precedes physical healing. God wants to heal you from the inside out.The most powerful healing we can receive on earth is our reconciliation with God broken through sin. There is no limit on how many times we can receive the great Sacrament of Reconciliation, and the graces we receive are limitless!
When we are truly sorry for offending God, and breaking His Commandments, confession becomes transformation.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation doesn’t just empty us of the past; it also fills us with God’s grace for the future.
In confession, Jesus lifts the weight of our past sins from our shoulders so that we can go out into the world free from guilt, inspired by grace to say an even firmer no to sin than before.
Jesus has given us the grace of confession not only to forgive us but also to strengthen us against temptation.
Don’t miss the opportunity to go to confession.
And when you do, know that the grace is there both to absolve and to fill you with divine grace.
A Grace that brings you closer to Jesus and strengthens you against temptation.”
Bless me, Father, for I have sinned…

1 comment:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Act of Contrition Prayer

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my
sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend
Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly
resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near
occasions of sin.