Short Story: When Blood of Jesus Healed All Pain

I MA (English)
St Aloysius College (Autonomous)

March 26, 2016 

In Him we have our redemption through His blood (Ephesians 1:7)

For the past twelve years, Aman has been serving the Roman Empire as the trusted guard of Pontius Pilot. His house is one on a quiet street of blooming trees, across the town of Judea. Aman was posted to assist in the execution of the criminals.

"I cannot be at service today my Lord! I am to take my wife to the hospital as she is seriously afflicted with multiple sclerosis. I ask pardon my Lord!” said Aman to Pontius Pilot.

"What! Off duty today? Impossible. That is indeed sheer irresponsibility. Today is the execution of the so called self-made king of the Jew; I command you to be at your place," said Pilot imperiously.

With utmost reverence to his master Aman left the court.

At the end of the day after the tedious work at Calvery, Aman rushed home to take his wife for medication. On his way back, he had many disturbing thoughts which engulfed him. He was feeling ashamed for the man whom he had crucified.

"Oh! It was not just," he said to himself. "He had done nothing wrong that deserved such a death. There was nothing so grievous which could justify his crucifixion."

"Oh! Those quibbles, insults, torments. Who has ever undergone such violence in life?"

"How pitiful was he! Impious rabble, we had to drag him to a cruel death, wounded, torn by stripes, crowned with thorns, streaming with blood, bearing the heavy cross.

"Ah! Grief of his mother beholding her Son! Who would not weep at seeing this Mother's grief? But who has been the cause of such woe? I, it is I, who with my own hands have so cruelly wounded the heart of that mother! And yet I was not moved; I was like a stone when my heart should break because of my ingratitude," said Aman and cried bitterly.

"How painful was that when he was nailed on the cross! On the other hand his mother. Sad is the sight of that dear Mother drowned in a sea of woe, seeing her beloved Son, part of her very self, cruelly nailed to the shameful tree of the cross."

Ah me! How every blow of the hammer, how every stripe that fell on that body I felt fell also on the disconsolate spirit of that mother.

"Oh! That moment when she stood at the foot of the cross, pierced by the sword of sorrow, she turned her eyes on him, until she knew that he lived no longer and had resigned his spirit to his Abbha. Her soul then was like to have left the body and joined itself to that of her son."

"What could I do? I could have stopped the flogging or dying? No, no, it was impossible. I couldn’t help this man. How graceful he was! He even forgave his murders. Truly he is the Son of God."

With all these irreplaceable disturbing thoughts, Aman reached home. Seeing the stains of blood on his coat his wife was terrified. With all her strength she embraced her husband and cried bitterly thinking that he has returned from a battle field mortally wounded.

Holding her husband she cried the cry of a wife who would lose her husband. As she kept crying she could feel a great relief in her painful body. She could feel a change - a change of life - a life of ease- a new life. All her pain vanished, vanished into thin air. What a relief! What a redemption from pain!
"I am healed," she proclaimed.

Knowing that the blood stains of Jesus had healed his wife, Aman threw himself down to the ground and wept bitterly.

"It was the blood of Christ that healed you," professed Aman.

"What did you do to that God man?" asked his wife.

"No it was not me," he said, "I was compelled to pierce his side. As I did, blood and water flowed out and my dress got drenched."

The wife was dumbfounded at the words of her husband.

"His blood has saved us dear," said Aman. God has forgiven my deeds, we are true witnesses of his saving mercy," he added and praised God.

Therein, began a journey of true faith in the life of Aman and his wife.



Anush D'Cunha SJ
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Comment on this article

  • Alwyn D'Sa, mangalore

    Tue, May 10 2016

    The story has its inspiration from the passion of Christ. There is an earnest attempt to merge the so called 'past' with the 'present'. Shall we say the historical conjuncture of Christ's passion, death and resurrection is always ' contemporaneous'. Our lives are seeped and dissolved into this experience irrespective of time. Hencea Pontius Pilate or an Aman would not always be an anachronism. Anush. Congratulations and thanks for a cathartic/ therapeutic text. May many more write ups of quality come from you.


    Thu, Mar 31 2016


  • Lucy Rodrigues, Moodubelle/mumbai

    Thu, Mar 31 2016

    Thanks. God bless you.

  • Francis , Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 30 2016

    Anush very nice

  • Glacy,

    Wed, Mar 30 2016

    Beautiful story ,it is fact the power of blood of Jesus can save us if we claim for it

  • Francis Fernandes SJ, Mundgod

    Wed, Mar 30 2016

    Well done Anush. It is truly an inspiring story.

  • Santhosh Lobo, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 30 2016

    heart touching story dear Bro Anush. very very inspiring Article.

  • Severine Patrao , Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 29 2016

    Inspiring and touching story Br. Anush. Looking forward many more such stories. May the Blood of Christ protect you and keep you safe always. Pray Almighty to guide you to become a good Gospel preacher. God bless you.

  • Pascal D'Cunha, Venoor

    Tue, Mar 29 2016

    Good story Anush which inspires our heart. Through his blood we are forgiven, healed and we are saved.

  • sr Severine Menezes, Belur, Hassan

    Tue, Mar 29 2016

    Beautiful Message Anush D'Cunha SJ. Hope this reaches out to so many who are wounded spiritually and emotionally. The world needs healing. Hope to have many more inspiring, motivating stories...

  • Theertha VT, Kerala

    Mon, Mar 28 2016's a very inspiring story Bro Anush.

  • Alphonse Fernandes , Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 28 2016

    Thank you Anush for your creative thinking. It is inspiring and meaningful. Carry on the good work.

  • Christy P Benny, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 28 2016

    Felt as if your story ended really soon. It was such a nice read

  • jean Nazareth, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 28 2016

    Truly such a well written, unusual and inspiring Article Bro Anush.
    The Blood of Jesus has definitely power to cleanse and heal. Jesus' teaching and example of returning good for evil. Compassion for Cruelty and Forgiveness for Insult have been well depicted.
    Easter is the Triumph of MERCY & VICTORY over the most excruciating CRUELTY ....DEATH ON THE CROSS OF GOD'S ONLY BELOVED SON.
    Awaiting more articles from you.
    Stay blessed.

  • Avinash D'souza SJ, Paris

    Mon, Mar 28 2016

    Beautiful Story Anush, Hope and deep Love is instilled. Taste and see how Sweet and healing is our Lord, is what I felt. Keep it up.

  • Shadow, Mangalore/Melbourne

    Mon, Mar 28 2016

    Thank you Anush for the story. Forgiveness and healing is in His blood for us to claim

  • Natasha Rosalind Bunson, Kerala

    Mon, Mar 28 2016

    Good attempt brother. All the best

  • Olga B Noronha, Bejai, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 28 2016

    Bro Anush, your short story is so moving, it gave me goose-bumps. It is well-written and draws a reader to deeper faith in God's compassion and the healing of body mind and spirit that flows from the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and is available to all....even to the wife of Aman a Roman Guard!! May many more of your writings inspire many more readers !

  • Aroon Saldanha, Balmatta

    Mon, Mar 28 2016

    Thought provoking and beautiful story well written Bro. Anush. The Blood of Jesus has definitely power to cleanse and heal. Jesus' teaching of returning good for evil has been well depicted. Waiting to read more from you...

  • Reshma Castelino, Ashoknagar, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 28 2016

    You have depicted the suffering and victory of the passion of Christ in your inspirational story very well. May it convey to one and all that we should not lose hope cos' after every defeat we have a victory awaiting us. God Bless u and your noble work.

  • Joan Lobo, Kadri, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 28 2016

    Bro. Anush.. Very inspirational and thought provoking article .
    You have unraveled the crucifixion and Resurrection in a beautiful story. Kudos to your article and may we have many more....

  • lourdusamy, mangalore

    Sun, Mar 27 2016

    I am not sure whether someone thought of the power of the blood of Christ involving the soldier who pierced His side. An inspiring story that promotes devotion. Congrats Anush

  • Short Story: When Blood of Jesus Healed All Pain, Jinesh NS

    Sun, Mar 27 2016

    Very inspiring story. Short with deep meaning. May Christ bless!!!

  • Jyothi rai, harihar

    Sun, Mar 27 2016

    Dear br Anush, it is the beautiful story which shows the mercy of jeasus. Suffering of jeasus as well as his forgiveness touched the heart. keep it up.

  • Mabel Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 27 2016

    Well Done Anush,
    You have brought out the Resurrection message uniquely unfolded as a story.
    The world needs to be resurrected from the evils that lurk in every nook and corner of today’s society.
    This I hope is the beginning of many more inspirational works from you.

  • George CV, Dharwad

    Sun, Mar 27 2016

    Dear Anush, truly it was an inspiring article. Thanks for exploring me to experience the love of Jesus.Continue to inspire with your many more articles.

  • Arwin Tauro, Mangaolre

    Sun, Mar 27 2016

    Dear Fr. Excellent story. Looking forward many more such articles from u

  • Jossie D'Mello SJ, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 27 2016

    Congrats, Br. Anush, for your maiden article on Daijiworld. Well written. God’s compassionate love can break all the barriers created by human beings. Happy Easter.

  • Sr Pramila D'Cunha UFS, Derlakatte

    Sun, Mar 27 2016

    Inspiring story, carries us beyond our understanding of the Passion and Sufferings of Christ. The merciful face of Jesus towards the entire humanity is disclosed. May all who read or hear this story experience the compassion at the passion and the joy of the resurrection of the Risen Lord.

  • Lionel Aranha, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 27 2016

    Well written Br. Anush!
    Peace be upon us!

  • Bonison Pinto, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 27 2016

    Good article dear Br. Anush. Truly, blood of Christ washed all our sins. The article made me reflect not only sufferings of Christ & sorrows of Mother Mary, but also pains and agonies of people around there.

  • Sherilyn fernandes, Goa

    Sat, Mar 26 2016

    Beautiful story Anush D'cunha adds so much of meaning to the suffering of Christ and redemption..simple yet so fascinating. Hope you have more stories in line :)

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