Monday, December 29, 2008

Sister Penelope Heals Her Dog by Prayer

Reading in Yours, Jack: Spiritual Direction from C. S. Lewis, I came across this interesting note to one of his frequent correspondents, Sister Penelope. She had written him of how she had laid hands on her crippled dog and it was healed.
I was intensely interested in the story of your healing of the little dog. I don't see why one shouldn't. Perhaps indeed those to whom God allows a gift in this way should confirm their own faith in it by practising on beasts for in one way they may be easier to heal than men. Although they cannot have faith in Him (I suppose) they certainly have faith in us, which is faith in Him at one remove: and there is no sin in them to impede or resist. I am glad it happened. (p. 113)
In his journals, John Wesley records three seperate occasions when he prayed for the horse he was riding and saw it miraculously healed in Jesus' name (cited in Miracles and Manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the History of the Church).

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