Jesus the Healer

Retreat with Fr. Putmann

September 29-30, 2014

The theme for our retreat this month was “Jesus the Healer”. The stories in the gospel such us , the man possessed by the devil (Mark 5:1-20), the blind man (John 9: 1-41), Jesus’ healing the lepers (Matthew 8:1-4) and the Samaritan woman (John 4:3-30) shows how Jesus healed them and brought them back to life. We had reflected through these passages that healing happens when we allow Jesus to touch us (“Lord if you choose, you can make me clean.” –Mt 8:2) and when we allow our hands to stretch out to those people we avoided to touch and heal (“Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and saying, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!”–Mt 8:3).

written by Arlyne