Christmas, a time of healing


By Dr. Robert Montgomery

I don’t know about most of the healing power in Christmas, but I am 90 years old and in perfect health.

I was in Italy and in an Army hospital on Christmas Day in 1944. Someone woke me up from a nap. It was Joe E. Brown, the movie star and one of the world’s great acrobats. Brown had a big mouth and the biggest smile on earth.  He, very carefully, gave me his famous smile and said, “Merry Christmas, Bob.”

We were in a tent hospital at Casino, Italy, and World War II was all around us.

He said, “You’re going home, but now is the time to heal yourself, the time to accept the healing of Christmas.”

I was hurt, weak, tired and my soul was depleted. At age 22, I had been a rifleman in the infantry for almost three years.

On that Christmas Day in 1944, Brown stayed with us in the hospital tent teaching us the power to heal our “self” and then to heal our body. I remember a few of the things he told us. He said that Jesus came to Earth to show us how to heal our soul and that by healing our soul, our body would follow. He encouraged us to consider the truth – that Christmas was more than a holiday; it is a time to heal your soul, to learn why you were born here and now, to know what you love and to find a path back to God.

Brown made us laugh, but he was dead serious when he told us to believe in God and to believe that our own soul has great healing power. He told us in that Army hospital tent, just a few miles from the front, that the doctors would heal our body, but it is Jesus that would heal our wounds.

Christmas is a time to promote your “self” to a higher level of healing. There is divine power in Christmas, divine health and divine happiness.

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