Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sabbath Moments - Jesus' eyes

Sabbath Moments are those times when we "let go and let God" and live in the present moment. Perhaps that is why it is called "the present", it is God's gift to us. None of us really know if we will have tomorrow, only God knows this. But we do have "now". I guess this is why I like the Sabbath Moments Meme so reminds me to appreciate the gift of today. Some day we will live in heaven, "the eternal NOW", where there is no time. Colleen at Thoughts on Grace hosts this weekly meme.

I had plenty of Sabbath Moments this week - my healing being one of them. What struck me most about being healed was not so much the absence of pain but the powerful  presence of the Holy Spirit during this process. Like fire whizzing through your body at an accelerated rate. The Holy Spirit is always with us and I feel His Presence but this was different. Kind of like when the Holy Spirit gives me a "word". The "heat" was strong. I could feel it as He worked on different areas of my body, even the palms of my hands were hot. My brother noticed this at the healing service and mentioned it.

Another moment that struck me was when Father DiOrio caught my gaze. Persona Christi to the max! I could SEE Jesus in his eyes. Love poured out! It was like Jesus was coming at me. No wonder I couldn't tear my eyes away. Who could?

God is good.


  1. Yes, God is good. And this post is so beautiful. I have experienced the heat of the Holy Spirit at a healing service and I have also seen the eyes of Jesus in one of the priests that I went up to for prayer. Either they are given that gift or we are given the gift to see it. Not sure which!?!?!?
    Would you email me your mailing address so I can send you my book?
    Have a happy Mother's Day!

  2. Yours is an awesome story. If at times I am tempted to think Jesus has forgotten me, I'll think of the great miracle He did for you. Somehow it seems that your miracle was done to me, too, even though I am not cured. It's just that belonging to the Mystical Body, whatever is done for one of us seems done for all of us, taking away nothing from the person the miracle was done for. Whew! Words aren't enough to explain. God bless you, Mary.

  3. Mary I can only imagine the peace you saw in that gaze!

  4. Colleen,
    Isn't it unbelievable! I'm glad I'm not the only one that has seen this - at least everyone knows how sane you are ;) I can't get it out of my mind.
    I sent you an e-mail, let me know if you don't get it for some reason. Thank you!

  5. Barb,
    You are a very wise woman. Everything affects the Mystical Body of Christ. If people understood this better we would see many changes here:)

  6. Karin,
    A God-moment for sure!