Our heavenly Father sent Jesus to heal us not only from sin but also from our bodily and demonic ills which are effects of man's revolt against God. Jesus healed by word, touch or just by willing it, that is, from a distance as in the case of the Centurion's servant. (Lk 7:1-10)

One day a woman who was suffering from a hemorrhage said to herself, "If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured." She touched his clothes from behind and Immediately she felt well. Jesus being aware that power had left him turned around and asked, "Who has touched my clothes?" His disciples thought this was an impossible question to answer since the crowd were pressing around him. The woman approached Jesus and admitted that she had touched him. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction. (Mk 5:25-30) It appears that Jesus healed in this way many time since we read, "Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them all." (Lk 6:19)

"Jesus encouraged the active involvement of the sick in their own healing--faith was a necessary ingredient. "Faith," as expressed in the healing stories, entailed a strong trust in God’s healing power and the determination to gain access to it. Over and over, Jesus praised those he healed for their faith. (e.g. Mark 5:25-34) On the flip side, a lack of faith limited Jesus' healing in his hometown. (Matthew 13:53-58) Jesus never healed when asked to prove himself. He only healed when people expected or asked to be healed." .... "It is important to note that the healing power from Jesus went beyond curing broken bones and ailing bodies. Sickness--and, therefore, healing--is not simply a biological or physical phenomenon. It touches every level of our existence as a human being: physical, emotional, social, spiritual." (Jesuscentral.com>Modern Descriptions of Jesus>Jesus the Great Physician)

By whose power did Jesus heal?

Surely by the power of God because most of his healings were immediate. But let us also consider the role his human nature played in healing. The fact the he was a true man means that his human nature was immersed and attuned in the energies of creation in a perfect way. His human energies played a role in healing. Jesus as man participated not only in the uncreated power of God but also the creative power of God. It was an act both of his divine and human nature in his person as Son of God.


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Bro. Renatus Foldenauer, CSC
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Healer of our every ill,
Light of each tomorrow,
give us peace beyond our fear,
and hope beyond our sorrow.

1. You who know our fears and sadness,
grace us with your peace and gladness.
Spirit of all comfort, fill our hearts. (Refrain)

2. You who know each thought and feeling,
teach us all your way of healing.
Spirit of compassion, fill each heart. (Refrain)

4. Anointing of the Sick