Episode 94: Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Healing
Dr. Bob gives us powerful insights on healing and discusses his ministry and book, “Be Healed - A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life.” It is available at the ministry website at www.jpiihealingcenter.org, as well as his numerous other publications. Dr. Schuchts is a licensed marriage and family therapist; he has a powerful program for one searching to find spiritual, emotional, and physical healing through the power of the Holy Spirit and the sacraments. He has taught classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is the founder and president of the John Paul II Healing Center in Tallahassee, FL.
Our Internal Resistance to Healing
In the first Chapter, he asks the question, “Do you really want to be healed?” He mentions the lame man who sat by the “healing “ pool at Bethesda for thirty-eight years waiting to be healed. He never asked anyone to bring him into the waters. One senses a feeling of hopelessness. Dr. Bob shares his own turbulent younger years and an eventual strong desire to be healed.
A Witness of Christ
Pope JPII said that “modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he listens to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.” Americans have so many materialistic goods and yet many are lonely and suffering; now more than ever, we need to witness the healing of others in our lives in order to bring about it in our own.
He mentions the power of prayer and how the extraordinary has become ordinary. In the story of Lazarus Mary rebukes Mary and tells her, “Did I not tell you if you believed that you would see the power of God?” Share some insights regarding the Holy Spirit, healing, and understanding that we are all beloved of Jesus.
Ancient Vices, Ancient Remedies
Lack of forgiveness is a stumbling block to healing, and he shares with us the seven deadly sins. Pride is one of them. We overcome them by focusing on the corresponding virtue and trying to grow in virtue.