Given By Rev. Jaime Romo May 26, 2019

Today is Memorial Day. It is also Safe Church Sunday. We are reflecting on healing. We may be feeling a mixture of feelings; reverence, respect, anxiety, loss, and/or grief. Memorial Day began as a way to honor and grieve for the losses of the Civil War. It was a way to try to move forward. We are still trying today. Now we must use what we have learned to transform ourselves for the better. Our reading talks about healing. A man is unable to reach the water in order to be healed. Jesus heals him on the Sabbath. It raises questions about faith and healing. Who are the healers and what role to do we play in our spiritual journey?  What kind of healer can we be here and now? We cannot wait for miracles to happen. We must be the instrument of change.