We can only ask the Lord to reach out to all of our loved ones and to relieve them of their burdens and concerns.We can only seek His healing mercies for their sicknesses and what may have afflicted them. It is through His healing touch that our hearts were opened to hear God’s voice.So she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Blessed is he whose fault is taken away, whose sin is covered. Then I acknowledged my sin to you, my guilt I covered not. For this shall every faithful man pray to you in time of stress. You are my shelter; from distress you will preserve me; with glad cries of freedom you will ring me round. And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. He put his finger into the man’s ears and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him, “Ephphatha! ”) And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly. But the more he ordered them not to, the more they proclaimed it. In life, it is only God Who can make the difference.
We can only unite our hearts with them in prayer and seek God’s strength as we all go through the dark valleys of life. Today amidst our weaknesses and our attraction for the world, it always helps to pray that we might “be opened.” When we feel that God does not care about our sordid life situations, we may choose to close our hardened hearts on Him.
But with prayers, God mighty Hands are in action in our lives as He opens our being to the truth of His love for us.
We need to totally depend on Him and be open to Him, abide in Him.
All we can do is allow Him to prevail in our lives and the lives of those close to our hearts and let Him do what is needed and as He pleases.
Born of a noble Roman family in Nursia of Umbria, Scholastica was dedicated to God at a young age.
She led a community of virgins at Plombariola, not from Monte Cassino, the monastery Benedict had founded.
Make all of us a source of your healing for family and friends who are ill. Touch their hearts with your courage and infinite love for all.
Lord, you invite all who are burdened to come to you. Touch their minds with your wisdom, that their mouths may always proclaim your praise.
Gently touch gently their lives which you have created, now and forever. Reading 1 Gn 3:1-8 Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD God had made.
The serpent asked the woman, “Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?
Praying and meditating on His word are our reflex actions to God’s word, “be opened!