The Miracle of Healing
by Carol Lavenz
After Pentecost, Peter’s first miracle was the cure of a lame man,
saying, ‘…in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, walk’. (Acts 3:1-10)
The Word (Christ) and Healing are one. Christ healed; Peter was the vessel.
This is testament to the healing power of the Real Presence of Christ in Eucharist.
What is the significance of a cure? Is it to demonstrate Christ’s sovereign authority? Yes.
Is a cure more than healing? Consider that the man cured eventually died.
Perhaps miracles are signs of the even greater gift of Healing, an eternal intimacy in Christ.
The Catholic Church refers to that as the Communion of Saints, which includes us.
My husband witnessed healing in his final days of leukemia when he told me,
“I want my health restored but I want eternal life more”.
“Sown a natural body, raised a Spiritual body.” 1 Cor. 15:44.
In Christ, our spiritual body is alive, present, indwelling with us in Christ.
The healing power of the Eucharist strengthens us to live from a deeper place
of peace, love and holiness. We don’t even have to understand how.
Christ told us so. Pray for all to be healed.