Why Won’t We Be Healed?

Jesus said “Come to Me, all you who are burdened…”. Why don’t we come to Him? So many people accept illness or just get by when they don’t have to. Our faith tells us that Jesus is present in the Eucharist. Scripture (Hebrews 13:8) tells us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. We know from the gospels that Jesus healed all those who came to Him in faith. Why do we walk into church not expecting miracles?
Why don’t we experience miracles at mass? Could the fault be ours? Could it be that we never expect miracles? Could it be that we insist on healing on our terms not Christ’s? We want to be healed physically but refuse the spiritual, emotional and relational healing that Jesus wants to give us first? Are we too stubborn to change or give up our sins? Do we refuse to give up our sins? Are we too full of pride to let God in?
Are we like the people of Nazareth who were so used to Jesus that they couldn’t imagine Him performing a miracle? Have we gotten so used to receiving Communion that we’ve forgotten the God who is present in all His Divinity? Have we forgotten the power, glory and majesty present in the Eucharist? Has Communion become an empty ritual rather than a miraculous encounter with the Creator of the Universe? Is the problem that we expect nothing to happen and therefore receive nothing?
Is it that we don’t believe that God loves us that much? Do we think we’ve messed up so much that we’re unworthy of healing, that we deserve to suffer? Do we not believe God’s promise in Romans that nothing can separate us from the love of God? Do we not believe that by His stripes we are healed?
God wants to bless us every time we receive Communion. We have to open ourselves up to His infinite love and allow Him to bless us. We have to say yes to His agenda. Open your heart and say yes. Allow Jesus to knock your socks up. Let go of the fear, the pride or anger that blocks you from His awesome love and grace.