Go your son will live

Posted in homily by frtonys on March 15, 2021

Today’s Gospel describes how Jesus performed a distance (telepathic) healing for the dying son of an official employed in the royal court of king Herod.  Jesus was preaching at Cana, twenty miles away from Capernaum.  Herod’s officer came from Capernaum to Cana urgently seeking Jesus’ presence for the healing of his dying son.  

He was desperate enough to make a public request to a wandering preacher for this healing.  Jesus’ critical comment on the lack of belief in the Pharisees did not discourage him. He pleaded with Jesus, reminding him of the seriousness of the illness.  So, Jesus told him, “Go; your son will live.”  With trusting Faith in the assurance Jesus had given him, the officer rushed back to his house. On the way there, he received the good news that his son had been healed at the very time Jesus gave his assurance.  The officer was so grateful that he and the other members of his family accepted Jesus as the promised Messiah without fearing the ridicule of fellow-officers and friends.

Miraculous healings can take place in our lives, too, if we approach Jesus the healer with true humility, trusting Faith, earnest prayer and the willingness to surrender ourselves to God’s will. We have the unfailing word of Jesus to rely on.

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