Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time


In today’s Gospel, there are four important points:

  • 1. The paralytic is brought to Jesus by his friends;
  • 2. The paralytic wants to be brought to Jesus;
  • 3. The paralytic’s sin are forgiven; and
  • 4. Even the paralytic’s physical impairment is cured.

This Gospel’s focal point is to demonstrate that Jesus had power not only over the physical condition of the paralytic but more importantly over the sinful situation of the person. And indeed, we know that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the…

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