Eucharistic Flame Prayer Meeting 15th February 2019

Eucharistic Flame Prayer Meeting

Bible words: Mk 7:31-37

Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man
31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.
32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.
33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue.
34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”).
35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.
37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”


Dear loving brothers and sisters,

Today we reflect on the healing power of Jesus. The people brought a deaf person who also had a speech impediment. Jesus touched him and said: “Be opened.” Immediately he experienced a healing.

Jesus is so compassionate and kind. Everybody can approach him any time. The bible says that someone who comes to Jesus will never be turned away. In the bible we can see numerous healings taking place. We can see that Jesus individually blesses the people and they receive healings. Jesus also said: “My father is always at work”, and Jesus also works all the time. One time ten lepers came and Jesus prayed over them. During the way to the priests all got healed but only one came back to Jesus to thank him. Jesus very much appreciated it and asked him about the others.

We can trust Jesus’ healing power and we can pray every day: In the name of Jesus, heal our soul, mind and body. If we have a sickness we should not lose our hope!
I wish a very graceful prayer meeting

Your loving brother in Christ,
Fr. Joseph