‘In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!’
Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened… (Acts 3: 6-8)
Jesus has compassion for his people and provides healing. Through the action of the apostle Peter, Jesus cures the man with crippled feet and ankles which prevented him from walking. The darkened, discouraged minds of the two disciples who felt betrayed by the death of Jesus are healed. They were giving up hope and now returning to their former way of life. However, with the presence of Jesus and his powerful word, they were able to face life with renewed vigor and enthusiasm.
Do I believe that Jesus can take my crippled moments and transform them? Can I slough off discouragement and frustration, when I realize that Jesus is always present with me? Will I rely on the mercy of Jesus and Precious Blood Spirituality to assist me in my walk through life? Merciful Jesus, grant me healing.
-Sr. Martha Bertke, CPPS (Dayton)
This reflection comes from the Easter Reflections, prepared by the Precious Blood Family of communities:
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (US Region)
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Atlantic, Cincinnati & Kansas City Provinces)
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (O’Fallon, MO)
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton, OH)
Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon
Easter Reflections is available for printing here.