Oct 31, 2019
Homily given at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, October 13, 2019, the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.
The Lord delights to heal and work His wonders and He uses us to do it. Both today's first reading and the Gospel recount the healing of lepers. Although healing was rare until the time of Jesus, in the Church it became more common, to the point that St. James in his letter describes the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, which healed people. Then after several hundred years healing waned again until the Second Vatican Council when we started seeing a renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Keywords: healing, sacraments, charisms