The Healing of God
Gospel Reading: Matthew 8: 5-13
Dear Community of Christians,
The lack of sun powers for the human being, especially for his physical body, means a susceptibility to different diseases. Everyone knowns that autumn and winter is the time of colds and dis-ease. In the past, many people have called Raphael as a spiritual guide to help and heal. He is the archangel of Spring, when his healing powers weave and work in nature. And Raphael’s strength is working with the uplifting forces during the becoming year.
When Christ healed the leper with his outstretched hand, with a light, delicate touch, it was his infinite compassion and love for human beings, a power unimaginable for us, that radiated from him. This power of heart lives and is present over the last two millennia. There are different examples of the working of this love. The most impressive one is the story of Holy Elisabeth that confirms this infinity of love in a wonderful way. She once met a man with leprosy on her walks. Her Christian compassion and love for the human being was so big that she decided to take the seriously ill man back to the castle, and laid him in her own bed, to the horror of the court. There he was healed by the holy lifeforces and penetrated with her love.
In a time when we speak almost only about illness or sickness, are we not called, at this very moment, to strengthen our trust in the ever-present love-forces of Christ in our hearts, and towards working with the healing forces of Raphael in nature?
Rev. Ute Koenig
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