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3 Revolutionary Catholic remedies for worldly woes

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If we were suffering from an illness, or a physical injury, the doctor would prescribe a treatment to include medicine, rest, nutrition, and rehabilitation. Likewise, when we suffer a spiritual malaise or an emotional wound, Jesus, the Almighty Physician, has left for us the ultimate remedy for worldly woes.

Jesus has left us 3 revolutionary Catholic remedies...

"Then the people came to Moses and said, 'We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you. Pray the LORD to take the serpents away from us.' So Moses prayed for the people, and the LORD said to Moses, 'Make a saraph and mount it on a pole, and whoever looks at it after being bitten will live.'” Numbers 21:4-9

Sin is rebellion against the Lord and against our neighbor. Sinning is acting out against the Body of Christ, the Church. There is only one remedy. It is the Cross. It is the Cross of bearing responsibility for our sin, and stepping up in the grace of God, and confessing our sin in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, where we are reconciled to both God and neighbor from the Love of God, in the Spirit of Mercy, through the Blood of Jesus.

For the Cross we bear, willingly, repentantly, remedies our split with God and brings us back to Life in God, in sanctifying grace, where we are reunited with the Church, the Body of Christ, and set aright with the Father of all Mercy.

"Let this be written for the generation to come, and let his future creatures praise the LORD: 'The LORD looked down from his holy height, from heaven he beheld the earth, To hear the groaning of the prisoners, to release those doomed to die.” Psalm 102:2-3, 16-21

Suffering is not a punishment, but a consequence. God does not perpetrate evil; evil is a consequence of our fallen nature, a consequence of our sin. Though God never sinned, and cannot sin since He is Love, His Son became like us in all things except sin, and suffered like us, and even worse, died in the solidarity of all vulnerable human persons. In doing so, He not only saved us, but gave suffering meaning and heavenly reward. Through Jesus, our suffering is part prayer, part evangelizing witness, part payment for those in need of prayer due to sin.

Through Jesus, suffering is not a torture, but a remedy, in faith, hope, and charity.

"So Jesus said to them, 'When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM..." John 8:21-30

Finally, the most Revolutionary of Catholic remedies is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus, found in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, perpetuating the remedy of His Cross, and the meaning of His suffering, until the end of time, all around the world, united with the angels and saints in heaven, throughout the Church on earth, where we are taken up in the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ the Priest, into the Heart of the Prodigal Father, through the Love of the Holy Spirit.

This is the place where there are no worldly woes.

This is the point of suffering in Christ, with Christ, and through Christ for the sake of souls.

This is where our cross and our suffering become Divine remedies for all worldly woes.

This is where we become 'little christ's' for others.

Thoughts? tranz4mation@comcast.net

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