In a Eucharistic Holy Hour, we listen and meditate on the Word of God. After the Lord has spoken, we respond in faith and prayer. Jesus the Healer gives us words for our response in personal prayer. Father Juan Serna’s little book of “Eucharist-Inspired and other Meditations” comes from the heart of his own prayer and personal reflections. His prayers give words to those very real sentiments we experience when we try to touch but the tassel of Jesus’ cloak. His sketches, which accompany each section, likewise speak profound thoughts of prayer. The penetrating eyes of Jesus are like the two-edged sword that pierces the depths of humanity. Father Juan’s drawings are as much a prayer as the devotional words he writes. His drawings and words are prayers we can use to find Jesus the Healer.
—Bishop Stephen E. Blaire