May 10, 2021
This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Throughout the Gospels, we often see that Jesus is approached by individuals who in faith ask him to heal them. One such person was cured after 38 years. What a powerful reminder! With the Lord’s grace and saving help, we can be healed, changed and transformed, even from the vices, habits and addictions that seem to have controlled us for so long. What seems to have a grip on us is never stronger than the Lord’s power. Avoid being deceived into thinking that there are just some things that cannot change. Instead: Never lose hope. Approach the Lord in faith asking him to heal and/or to transform you in whatever way you need. Trust in his power to make all things new and remember this often occurs when you least expect for God’s time is not our time!