Where do you go for healing and comfort? In our world today, there are many ways that someone might try to dull their pain or feel good about themselves. However, in today’s episode, Jeff shares about the one true source for healing and strength.
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Seek Christ. Turn to the Lord in the Eucharist.
There is so much woundedness and brokenness in our world today. Some who are struggling to heal turn to vices, whether it be alcohol, drugs, or any number of other things. We want to lead these people to the true source of healing: Jesus Christ.
It has come time for a Eucharistic Revival. In the Catholic Church, an astounding number of people struggle to believe in the Real Presence, that Jesus Christ is truly present in the Eucharist. So, the Church is responding. For the next few years, we are going through a National Eucharistic Revival. You can find out more on this incredible movement here.
Quotation from Configured to Christ by Dr. James Keating
“Sin pathologically clings only to the endless boredom of repetitive daily features of the interior life: constant rehearsal of our sinfulness, continued recollection of personal inadequacies, denigrating thoughts about the imperfections of neighbors, resentment toward the mundane horarium of each day, bathing in negative thoughts and moods, existing in cynicism and all manners of interior desires bent on the disorder, greed, lust, envy, pride, sloth, anger, and gluttony. All of these desires weigh us down from within and become the signature upon the letter which is our face. The Blood of Christ courses through us to heal the mind of its errors and ideologies unless we have simply reduced worship and its content to an ideology itself; then we have entered the biblical realm of the hardness of heart.”
“If spiritual healing is to occur. An encounter must occur. We must be seized with the presence of God. In this presence, perhaps dramatic at first, perhaps not, we appropriate meaning, love, and healing at ever expanding levels of integration throughout our life.
The Eucharist is the encounter with He who does not will anything but mercy and healing. Such an encounter is by its nature ordered toward the healing of interior suffering and, at times, physical cure. We cannot be in union with Christ at the Eucharist without receiving the effects of His virtue, His power to heal, mend, and restore. We are attracted to so much in these short days of living, but the attraction to the Eucharist is the one desire that sets all other attractions within proper proportionality. Without the desire to have Christ’s mysteries lived over again in us by way of the Eucharist, the passing age (see [Rom 12:1–2].”
Quotation from Anima Christi: Soul of Christ by Mother Mary Francis
The inebriation for which we pray is
“…that of which the poets and mystics have written when they said that they were drunk with the love of Christ, inebriated with God, set reeling with the thought of God’s glory and of God’s love for them.”
Anima Christi by St. Ignatius of Loyola
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Separated from Thee let me never be.
From the malignant enemy, defend me.
At the hour of death, call me.
And close to Thee bid me. That with Thy saints I may be Praising Thee, forever and ever. Amen.
“You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound.”
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Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.
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