Day 6: How Can You Be Healed?
From Lourdes To Nice, France
This morning, we had a lovely open-air Mass at the Lourdes Grotto itself. We were all in hats and raincoats under the gentle rain. It was simply beautiful.
It was a concelebrated Mass—with priests from
Imagine: All races, all cultures, all colors side by side, shoulder to shoulder, wearing different clothes, speaking different tongues, all praying to one God.
As expected, the Filipino pilgrim group was the choir of the international
After last minute shopping for religious stuff, we left enchanting
It was a long 700+ kilometer drive to Nice in the French Riviera. That was one long ride in the bus, which gave the pilgrims ample time for sharing. We asked them, “What was the most memorable thing that happened the past six days?”
Almost to the last person, each one said, “Bathing in Lourdes.”
Here are their words to describe this incredible experience: “I was revitalized”; “I wept like a baby”; “I felt changed”; “I was healed…”
Yes, healing did happen. One of our pilgrims is Lola May. At 77-years old, Lola May was suffering from glaucoma and cataracts. She was scheduled to have an eye operation, but Lola May decided to spend her money on the pilgrimage instead.
This is what happened after the healing waters touched her eyes. She said, “I could now read without my glasses!” We were in tears as we heard her story.
Let me describe the bathing ritual of Lourdes to you.
In pools located inside small, private chambers beside the Grotto, each person undresses and wears a wrap-around cloth. Volunteers assist you all the way, praying for you and helping you step down the freezing waters. A few seconds later, they help you rise out of the pool. Because of the huge difference of temperature between the water and your body, you don’t have to wipe your body dry. Your body dries up by itself in seconds.
The pilgrims shared how this simple experience was utterly transformational. Much more than physical healing, I’m sure many experienced spiritual and emotional healing.
But friends, you don’t have to go to the waters of Lourdes to receive healing. Because I’ve seen God heal countless of people by simply being prayed over, by a simple prayer meeting, or by the Holy Mass. The effects are the same anywhere around the world.
How does one get healed anyway?
First, by a deep trust that “something good is going to happen to me”. By opening yourself to miracles, by visualizing the healing, and ultimately by surrendering yourself to God’s love.
Second, healing usually happens when we remove the psychological roots of the disease, such as bitterness, anxiety, worry, fear, and too much stress.
So take a spiritual vacation and “de-stress”. Step back from your daily routine and unload your emotional burdens. Forgive your enemies. Surrender your problems. Expect miracles. And deepen your relationship with God.
Everyone can get spiritually healed, which is the most important healing. And when the spirit is healed, our bodies usually follow, because our bodies and spirits are one.
Friend, receive your healing today!
Tomorrow, I’ll talk about how to find God in unexpected places.
I remain your friend,
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