James 5:14-16 gives very specific instructions about healing: “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
This month of May is a month of the freshness of Springtime. The birds are hatching, the animals are growing, and all of Nature is jumping with the newness of the pre-summer season known as *Spring*. Healthy ideas also seem to arrive in the minds of many during this time.
Healthy activities are being done continually throughout the year, diligently by the advocates of Health. Yet, some have areas that are not at a level harmonious to the active lifestyle needed to maintain health. With this in mind I found in Scripture that the Father Creator's Will is that we be in Health, and that we prosper even as our souls (Inner Self, Nóus,) thrives to be in health and prosper.
The stated facts of James 5:14-16, that when we pray for the sick united with others of Faith our Lord will heal and restore Health to those for whom we pray. Also with this 'charism' we see that forgiveness of sin is given, as well as healing when reconciliation with our King Jesus Christ and the fellowship with others is actively requested. So as the season of Spring shines with the newness of Life, may we, as trusting disciples of the Way, Truth, and Life, be more aware of the many areas of Life that need our effective intercession.
May is also the month of our Mother Mary, may we imitate her tender care and pray for the Health, of not only people but of all the Father Creator's work.
SHALOM......nothing missing / nothing broken !!!!
Br. Phil Bara