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Lord, Heal Me of All That Hurts Your Heart

Updated: Mar 7, 2019


BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:

"Jesus said to them, 'Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.'"

~John 6:53-58

Lord, heal me of all that hurts your heart.

These are the words I say to myself every time I receive communion at Mass. They’re simple and straight to the point, but the idea is that God knows I am working on being a better person.

Think about it: the holiest moment of the Mass, the most crucial part of our celebration every Sunday, is when we receive Jesus individually. I say that because it is at that moment that Jesus enters our bodies—Jesus, in His full and perfect self, enters our bodies. Just wow. We have the Savior within us every time we receive Holy Communion.

What do you usually think about when you receive Jesus at Mass? Are your thoughts running wild with the millions of other things you have to do that day? Are you people-watching in Mass, trying to figure out why you know that one person standing in line?

Truthfully, sometimes I’m not focused when receiving communion. I let my thoughts run away in my mind and I end up forgetting why I’m in church.

That’s not the way it’s supposed to be, and personally, I knew I needed to find a way to help myself in Mass. The phrase, “Lord, heal me of all that hurts your heart”, is my way of remembering during communion that only God can save me. It is my way of remembering that I am receiving the Lord Jesus Christ, who can make anything possible, including redemption.

We will have pain in this life, and we will cause pain in this life. But in remembering that God has chosen to extend His Holiness upon each of us in Mass, we can all be saved.

Let us pray together, my sisters:

Lord, heal me of all that hurts your heart.

Your Laughing Sister,

Callahan

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