anecdote 20 – LOVE IS A FORM OF HEALING

foodforthesoul ANECDOTES
anecdote 20
LOVE IS A FORM OF HEALING
Based on a True Story
Joey, a man of very strong faith, went to the doctor because of a slight but persistent pain in his chest. After a thorough check up, he was shocked to find out he had stage 4 cancer of the lungs. It was as if he was hit by a lightning bolt. Why stage 4, he asked, when he never had any symptoms until now. The sudden thought of death made Joey pray hard. He went to mass everyday, and never missed morning bible verses and evening meditation. He pleaded to the Lord to heal him.
He started getting chemotherapy, and went through a rigorous fruits-and-vegetable diet to strengthen his immunity system. But in spite of the prayers, the healing sessions and the chemo, his situation deteriorated very fast, the cancer spreading to his spine and liver. He started getting depressions. He lost half of his weight in just ten days. His family was running out of money.
He was bitter because the Lord did not answer his prayers. Now he was on the verge of total despair. He stopped praying because he believed it was useless, and the Lord had abandoned him. His faith was dwindling. From his bed, he would stare at the ceiling, waiting to die, tears rolling down his cheeks.
Freddie, his best friend since they were kids, began to visit him everyday, trying to cheer him up in vain. He did not laugh at his jokes. No one could make him smile. Freddie left disappointed, but never gave up. He was there again the next day. One day, Freddie did not come. He got news that Freddie died of stage 4 lung cancer. He was worse off than him, but Freddie never told him.
Joey was surprised how a friend about to die, was so cheerful and was more concerned about him than his own sickness. Then he realized Freddie’s secret to life was not in one’s self but in the other. Joey stopped wallowing in his grief, and sought other cancer patients when he went to his doctor. He made friends, and comforted those who were desperate. They liked his jokes. He never failed to make them smile, unlike Freddie who could not make him smile.
Joey began to notice a change in him. When he left his doctor’s clinic, he felt stronger and better. He thought how amazing it was how the body and soul were so intertwined as to heal each other. So he made a resolve to go to his doctor’s clinic everyday, not to see the doctor but to see the patients. The patients would gather around him to hear his jokes. The nurse asked them to tone down the noise. The clinic waiting room was becoming a noisy party place. It was his therapy, better and cheaper than chemo, which he no longer underwent. He threw his sickness to the wind. He would pray to Freddie, thanking him.
His cancer was still spreading, but he just did not care. The doctor gave him three months. It has been a year, and he was alive and kicking. It dawned on Joey why the Lord made him sick. The Lord was teaching him to be a man for others. He had a mission to fulfill to touch others, that was why the Lord made him sick. This terminal cancer patient found his heaven in a cancer clinic. He has re-learned to surrender himself to Him by surrendering himself to others.
when you lose yourself to others
then you find yourself
when you strengthen others
you strengthen yourself ten fold
love is a form of healing
love can heal cancer
I make you sick so you can find My healing
I burn your home so you can seek My shelter
I make you poor so you can enrich yourself in Me
I want your soul so badly more than you know
eastwind
PLEASE PASS TO YOUR FRIENDS
ESPECIALLY TO THE SICK
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BROWSE THROUGH OUR LINKS LIBRARY
For the sick and financially distressed
1 – SAY A HEALING PRAYER WITH SISTER RAQUEL via youtube –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAZcwNimBSg
2 – SAY A HEALING PRAYER WITH FATHER SUAREZ via Youtube –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UP3LHBgtIc
3 – HEALING GUIDE AND INFORMATION
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/07/healing-guide-and-information/
4 – REQUEST FOR HEALING OIL. READ HISTORY –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/07/announcement7-disaster-messages-and-healing-oil-history/
5 – PRAYER REQUEST TO PRAYER WARRIORS, SAMPLE BULLETIN
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/08/prayer-request-bulletin-71
6 – e-book HEALING STORIES OF SISTER RAQUEL
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2008/09/archive07-e-books-and-healing-stories/
Out-of-the-Box Health Tips
01 Therapy for arthritis
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/06/health-tips-01
02 Unclogging the heart
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/06/health-tip-02
03 Anti-cancer anti uric diet
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/06/health-tip-03
04 Moringa magic
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/08/health-tip-04-moringa-magic
Miscellaneous
1 – ANECDOTES LIBRARY guaranteed to inspire you
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/07/archive10
2 – GOLD DUST AT THE HEALING CENTER a good omen
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/05/prayer59
3 – ST MICHAEL VS LUCIFER a bad omen
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/08/prayer-66
4 – THE BEAST WHICH SHALL RULE THE EARTH
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/08/prayer68
5 – A PROPHECY FOR THE NEW DECADE inquirer article
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/01/prayer33-a-prophecy
6 – CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE a powerful powerpoint
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/04/powerpoint20-children-of-the-universe/
The Lord Heals in Cyberspace
amdg
 
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