Do you have wounds in your life that get in the way of intimacy and closeness with the Lord? Through the healing power of the Eucharist, Christ can remove those hurts and will help you to encounter His deep love for you. Don’t give up hope.
In a recent episode of “The Inner Life” podcast, Patrick Conley had a conversation with Sr. Miriam James Heidland about the profound relationship between healing and the Eucharist. Sr. Miriam, a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity and an emcee for the upcoming 2024 National Eucharistic Congress, shared her personal journey from aspiring to work for ESPN to experiencing a radical conversion and joining religious life. She emphasized that every person has a deep and unique story, filled with their own wounds and challenges.
Sr. Miriam mentioned that Jesus, present in body, blood, soul, and divinity in the Eucharist, offers profound healing and peace to all, from individuals to entire nations. This healing is not just physical but deeply spiritual, aiming to bring individuals back into communion with God.
Sr. Miriam pointed out that while many yearn to see Jesus face-to-face, his true presence in the Eucharist is a testament to his promise never to abandon us. This is especially poignant given the deep-rooted human fear of abandonment. However, she also acknowledged the barriers that prevent us from fully embracing this healing, such as fear, shame, and feelings of powerlessness. By inviting the Holy Spirit into our hearts and confronting these barriers, we can begin the process of healing and communion with God.
Throughout the conversation, Sr. Miriam emphasized the need for an ongoing relationship with God, describing it as a daily “yes” to his love. She encouraged listeners to be vulnerable before God, to trust in his love and mercy, and to seek healing through the Eucharist.