Today’s Reflection September 18

Dr. Antonio Scarparo who had a medical practice in Padua was diagnosed with cancer. His doctor told him he had only three months to live. Giovanni, Dr. Scarparo’s brother visited Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo and told him the sad news. He asked Padre Pio to pray for his brother. Padre Pio said to Giovanni, “Jesus said that if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to that mountain, be thou removed and it will be. Do you have that kind of faith, Giovanni?” “No, I do not have that kind of faith, but you do,” Giovanni replied. “That is why I am asking you to pray for my brother.” Around the same time Giovanni was speaking to Padre Pio, Dr. Bonomini in Padua was studying the results of Dr. Scarparo’s most recent x-rays. To his astonishment, there was no longer any cancer. When Giovanni heard the news, he went back to the monastery to thank Padre Pio. “Let us thank God,” Padre Pio said.

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