Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet that is cast in the sea and brings in a haul of all kinds of fish. When it is full, the fishermen bring it ashore; then, sitting down, they collect the good ones in baskets and throw away those that are no use.This is how it will be at the end of time: the angels will appear and separate the wicked from the upright, to throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. ‘Have you understood all these?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ And he said to them, ‘Well then, every scribe who becomes a disciple of the kingdom of Heaven is like a householder who brings out from his storeroom new things as well as old.’
There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day. And at his gate there used to lie a poor man called Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to fill himself with what fell from the rich man’s table. Even dogs came and licked his sores. Now it happened that the poor man died and was carried away by the angels into Abraham’s embrace. The rich man also died and was buried.
And everyone was awestruck by the greatness of God. But while everyone was full of admiration for all he did, he said to his disciples, For your part, you must have these words constantly in mind: The Son of man is going to be delivered into the power of men.’ But they did not understand what he said; it was hidden from them so that they should not see the meaning of it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.Read More
Now it happened that he was praying alone, and his disciples came to him and he put this question to them, ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’ And they answered, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others Elijah; others again one of the ancient prophets come back to life.’ ‘But you,’ he said to them, ‘who do you say I am?’ It was Peter who spoke up. ‘The Christ of God,’ he said.
In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of Yahweh was addressed through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel governor of Judah and to Joshua son of Jehozadak the high priest as follows, Yahweh Sabaoth says this, “This people says: The time has not yet come to rebuild the Temple of Yahweh.”
I do not want to conclude these reflections on the way of healing the soul before I address a subject that I deal with in more detail in retreats. It is the way of healing the subconcious. It can only be shortened in the frame of the meditations, but for the sake of its importance, it should be explained briefly.
The Lord is the Saviour of all man, that is, his healing love is to penetrate us to the last depths of our soul.
When we now deal with the last sections of this subject, I am aware that there are many other aspects that God offers and for the healing and strengthening of our souls.
With this theme, I wanted to show that as Catholics we know an authentic way in which our soul, wounded by original sin and personal sins, is raised by God. If we follow Him constantly, our souls will heal more and more and be penetrated by God’s Spirit.
The possibilities offered by the Lord on our path of following Christ in order to heal our souls more and more are a lot. The path of sanctification to which we are called wants to lead us into complete communion with God, which will be finished in eternity. When our wounded soul is totally healed and transformed, there is nothing left to separate us from God. We are fully united with Him in love and we see God as he is. This is what we will experience in the community with the Angels and all those people who are in the glory of heaven. Man fulfills his eternal destiny.
With the faith, the healing word of God, the forgiveness of sins and the healing power of the sacraments, man is increasingly called out of his lostness into the proximity of God, and Gods healing and strengthening presence in the soul of man unfold the new life of God in him. This new life, which now re-creates the image of God in man, needs daily food so that it can grow and mature. God gives us this food in the ways we have already considered and it is nourished in particular by a life of prayer.
Faith restores our true connection with God, he is nourished by the Word of God, which gives us the light of truth ever more deeply and raises us up. In the forgiveness of sins, God opens his heart wide for us and we experience his unspeakable mercy.