Sunday, August 21, 2016

Call Upon Jesus for Healing from Addiction

Rev. Msgr. Ralph Chieffo, Pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Media, PA, made the following remarks at the beginning of a homily on 02/25/2015 at
“One of my dear friends, Father Douglas McKay, who ministers full-time to the addicts of Grays Ferry through his OUR HOUSE MINISTRY, firmly believes that through the intercession of Matt Talbot and the Calix Program, there is a greater percentage of addicts healed by calling upon Jesus as their “Higher Power.”
Father encourages all of us to entrust our addictions and sinfulness to Jesus because: “Only Jesus can transform a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victory and our cross into a crown”
If God can transform a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly in two weeks, imagine what Jesus can do for us in these six weeks of Lent.
We must believe like Fr. Doug that we are more than our sins and addictions.
For if we repent and turn away from sin and turn to Jesus, his Holy Spirit will transform us into amazing Christian disciples...”