The Price of Our Healing

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

I did mistakenly refer to the first reading as from Exodus. It’s from Numbers.

For the people of Israel wandering in the wilderness, believing that their suffering was punishment for their complaining made sense. And they did complain a lot. But no.

God sent Jesus to heal our wounded nature. God cannot also be the source of our suffering. Why would we think that? So despite the Pharisees’ hardness of heart–as well as our own–Jesus came for one reason and one reason alone, to restore us to the life of grace that we lost through disobedience. His suffering and death was the price God paid that we might be healed.

This mass was offered for the intentions of Pat Blair.

Rolo B Castillo © 2020

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