Both my husband I received the Sacrament of the Sick for the first time in our lives. 6 days ago. This morning, Michael is undergoing surgery to remove a very small lesion. It well be simply scraped off the bladder wall. The surgeon caught the malignancy in the earliest possible stage but it is still a worry.
I received the sacrament for inner healing as a result of carrying generational burdens since I was a young child.We had nothing to do with this ; a friend invited a priest to administer the sacrament without our knowledge. It truly was like the experience in the bible where friends of the paralytic do all the work.
The experience was powerful. A sacramental moment, a moment of profound stillness, without any effort expended by either of us. Simply brought on a stretcher, laid at the feet of Jesus waiting with open hands open heart for His saving, healing power. It came like a wave of heat, soothing yet burning heat, burning all chaff, all that was not of God and infusing a deep abiding Presence.
Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.
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