Christ polishes us as diamonds. He accompanies but maybe his visible supporting depends as far as we will open our hearts. The worst prison would be a closed heart (Pope JP II). Grinding takes time and it includes our healing also – it’s incredible how he does. He wants us to purify. The faith can really heal. I’ve heard a true story about one girl who had a bad knee. She was a very religious. It was swollen and needed an operation. She made a phone call to the priest and said – please come and pray over my knee, I believe Christ is going to heal it. She knew this priest ’cause she attended to the Charismatic group. She believed deeply and insisted, so he wouldn’t refuse. He doubted that Christ is going to do this right now but rode. He wrapped the stole around a knee and started to pray but no enthusiasm, so this girl had a faith for both. After a short while he felt how this swelling started to disappear in the visual way. It was completely healed. She could move and walk. She cancelled an operation saying to the doctor that it’s no longer needed. Then, the priest was a bit embarrassed ’cause he didn’t have enough faith in Jesus. I see now how important is to believe and also how our priests are precious. Christ still does the miracles by theirs hands. They can pray over us – it healed my wounded soul. These words below remind me everyday how the faith should be simple and we can shine more by constant repetition. “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” (John 21:15).
Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about. (John Henry Newman)