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Holy Sacraments​​

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​  (Lesson 7) 
-Holy Anointing of the Sick-  (Lesson 7)
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With the Holy Anointing of the Sick and the
prayers of the priests, the whole church
commends the sick to the suffering and
glorified Lord to alleviate them and save them
(Read CCC 1499). This sacrament is based on what
initially was part of Jesus Christ’s call to his dis-
ciples: “They drove out many demons and
anointed ​ many sick people with oil and healed
them.”
Mark 6:13 (Read Mark 16:17-18; Matthew 10:8; James 5:14-15;
CCC 1506-1507, 1509-1510)
. The Old Testament shows
sickness as a punishment from God, linked to sin
and evil done by that sick person; and a mecha-
nism of conversion for the sick to turn to God
and follow his laws and commandments; and
​ the forgiveness from God will heal him
(Read Exo-
​dus 15:26; CCC 1502)
. For the contrary, in the New Tes-
tament, the same Jesus Christ shows illness or
disability in a person, as something not linked
to the sin of that person, or of his (her) parents:
“…‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents,
that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor
his parents sinned,’ said ​ Jesus, ‘but this
happened so that the works of God might be
​displayed in him’.”
John 9: 2-3; rather, sickness is
linked to the original sin, that brought as a result
the suffering, the illnesses, the disabilities from
birth, and death
(Read CCC 1264; 1426; 1500-1501; 1505).
Jesus Christ teaches us in his life, to have compa-
ssion for the sick and for their suffering
(Read
Matthew 4:24)
. All the healings performed by Jesus
are a marvelous sing that God has visited his
people
(Read Luke 7:16). Not only Jesus came to heal
the sick, also to forgive them their sins
(Read
​Mark 2:5-12)
. Jesus cures the sick, his soul and body,
he is the doctor that they need
(Read Mark 2:17). The
compassion from Jesus is so great the he identi-
fies himself with the sick: “…I was sick and you
visited me”
(Read Matthew 25:36). “My grace is suffi-
cient for you, for my power is made perfect in
the weakness.”
2 Corinthians 12: 9. And his love for the
sick continues with this sacrament called the
Anointing of the Sick
(Read CCC 1503-1513). The grace
of this sacrament has as a result: (a) The uniting
of the sick to The Passion of the Christ; (b) The
comfort, the peace and the cheering to endure,
in a christian way, the sacrifice; (c) The forgive-
ness of sins if the sick could not get it through
the sacrament of penance and ​reconciliation;
​ (d) The establishment of the corporal health,
if it is convenient to the spiritual health;
and (e) The
preparation for the step to
eternal life
(Read CCC 1532).