Only Say the Word

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“I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof but only say the word and my soul shall be healed” – this is what we say during the liturgy of the Eucharist at Mass. It is taken from Matthew 8:8.

Only say the word and my soul shall be healed. My soul shall be healed. We know how to heal a scraped knee of a child; we hug them, kiss the wound and dress it. We know how to heal a fever, with rest. We know how to heal a broken heart, with time. But how does one heal a soul?

The soul that part of us that is the moral foundation of who we are, our spirit, the most vital part of us that survives death and moves beyond it. If our soul is wounded how do we heal it? It is not physical and cannot be bandaged. It is not chemical and cannot be rested. It is not emotional and cannot be treated with time and sympathy. It, that is our soul, is beyond our complete comprehension. What or who can heal something beyond human reasoning or understanding? The answer is the one that created the soul and breathed it into our beings. God alone can heal our soul. But we must be willing to ask for God’s intervention, for His mercy, His forgiveness and His Grace, for God alone can make us whole, complete and who we were intended to be.

If our soul is in jeopardy, parallel or question we must make ourselves vulnerable and ask for God on bended knee to “Only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” Are you ready for His mercy, His forgiveness, and His grace to complete you and heal your soul?

Copyright 2012 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

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Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is first and foremost a mother of four children under the age of 17. She has been married to the love of her life, Aaron, for over 19 years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom for over 6 years. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She has completed her 3rd year of teaching theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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