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Healing
 


Jesus does not come as a destroyer; he does not come with the revolutionary's sword. He comes with the gift of healing. He dedicates himself to those who, because of their ailments, were driven to the end of their life and to the margins of society.

 
Homily

Palm Sunday

16 March 2008

 
 
 
Healing
 


The real wound in the soul, in fact, the reason for all our other injuries, is sin. And only if forgiveness exists, by virtue of God's power, by virtue of Christ's love, can we be healed, can we be redeemed.

 
Homily
Episcopal Ordination
St Peter's Basilica
29 September 2007

 
 
 
Healing
 


Jesus "went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people" (Mt 4: 23).
Jesus leaves no room for doubt: God, whose Face he himself revealed, is the God of life, who frees us from every evil.

 
Angelus Address
8 February 2009

 
 
 
Healing
 


The Lord went to the house of Simon Peter and Andrew and found Peter's mother-in-law sick with a fever. He took her by the hand and raised her, the fever left her, and she served them. Jesus' entire mission is symbolically portrayed in this episode. Jesus, coming from the Father, visited peoples' homes on our earth and found a humanity that was sick, sick with fever, the fever of ideologies, idolatry, forgetfulness of God. The Lord gives us his hand, lifts us up and heals us.

 
Homily
Parish of Saint Anne, Vatican
5 February 2006

 
 
 
Healing
 


The real wound in the soul, in fact, the reason for all our other injuries, is sin. And only if forgiveness exists, by virtue of God's power, by virtue of Christ's love, can we be healed, can we be redeemed.

 
Homily
Episcopal Ordination
St Peter's Basilica
29 September 2007