April 2, 2019 Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent-C

Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12

Psalm 46

John 5:1-16

Wherever the water flows, every sort of living creature…shall live… Ez. 47:9

“Do you want to be well”? John 5:6

Lord, at first it seems your question to the sick man was a silly one.  Wouldn’t anyone who has been sick for thirty-eight years want to be healed?  Of course they would.  Did you see something in this man’s heart that was holding him back from being cured?  Being sick that long maybe he could have accepted his condition and had little hope of it ever changing.   What would I say it you asked me the same question?  I know you can look into my heart and see what it is that ails me.  Is there a spiritual ailment that I am hanging onto?  Have I grown accustomed to a bad habit or an addiction that I don’t want to part with?  Why do I not seek your mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation more often so that I can be cured?  Lord, I too want to be healed but I need help with letting go of what makes me unwell.  The grace that flows from your heart, like a mighty river, is enough to bring me to new life.   I offer to you, Dear Jesus, that one, big thing which separates me from your grace.  Amen.