Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Now here is faith!
I'm sure we all know the story of the paralytic who was let down on his stretcher through the roof so that Jesus could heal him. Not only did Jesus heal him physically, he also healed him spiritually - he forgave him all his sins.
If only more people today would be eager to go to confession and hear the words of Jesus, 'your sins are forgiven!' I know that there are queues of penitents at Westminster Cathedral, but sadly many of our priests seem rather unemployed in this respect. What a pity - what a lack of faith.
Few of us are reluctant to go to the doctor when we are ill. Why are we so reluctant to go to the priest when we have sinned? I am sure that if we knew the healing power of the sacrament, we would be much more enthusiastic for spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to those around us!