Saturday, May 24, 2008
USCCB - (NAB) - May 24, 2008: "Jas 5:13-20
Is anyone among you suffering?
He should pray.
Is anyone in good spirits?
He should sing a song of praise.
Is anyone among you sick?
He should summon the presbyters of the Church,
and they should pray over him
and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.
The prayer of faith will save the sick person,
and the Lord will raise him up.
If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven."
What a beautiful reading. It speaks to us of our basic need to be in constant contact with our Creator. So simple, really. 'just do it'. It really is the answer to all that ails us.