Miracles Still happen

Benny Hinn, the famous faith healer seen on TV, believes in the power of the Eucharist to heal so why don’t Catholics? Today I receive an article from Church Pop that told about Hinn’s talk given to a Protestant church. He said more healings occur in Catholic churches than in Pentecostal churches because Catholics believe that Jesus is really present in the Eucharist. Interesting statement from a Protestant preacher but you can see a video of his talk on-line for yourself.
Benny Hinn is right. I have witnessed healings myself. There was a lady in my parish who was in extreme pain. I prayed with her to be totally open to the power of the Eucharist on a Sunday before mass and she improved. The next Saturday I again prayed with her and the pain was gone. I learned that she had been hospitalized with a spinal infection that doctors were unable to treat. After being prayed over her infection disappeared.
I have prayed over people to be totally open to the grace of the Eucharist and operations were canceled, biopsies were negative , and one woman is now able to get through the week without pain medication.
Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist in all His divinity, power and most importantly in all of His infinite love for us. That is a basic teaching of our faith. All of the power that created the universe is present in the host. Hebrews 13:8 tells us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. That means when we receive communion we encounter the same Jesus who healed the paralytic, raised Lazarus from the dead and whose cloak healed the woman who bled for 12 years.So why don’t we expect to see healings occur?
The problem with too many of us is that we are like the people in the recent Time Warner commercials, you know the woman who doesn’t want a raise or more vacation time. In the Eucharist Jesus offers us much more than just physical healing. He looks at us and sees all of the spiritual and emotional wounds we have suffered from over the course of our lives and He wants to heal all of these wounds. He wants to pour on us a Niagara Falls worth of grace to help us heal and change our lives but we don’t want to change, to let go of our hurt or anger so therefore we lose out.
Pray to be totally open to the power and graces of the Eucharist including the grace to change. Allow Jesus to do whatever He wants knowing that His love for you is infinite. Then watch miracles happen.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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