Today’s Gospel contains such beautiful expressions of faith. Both the paralytic and the men that help him illustrate such a powerful faith in Jesus’ power to heal and forgive. Their faith is a vivid contrast to the questioning of the scribes. Jesus makes it clear that sin can indeed paralyze us.
Sin can paralyze us. It can keep us from walking in the light of faith and responding positively to God in our lives. Let us leave the paralysis of sin behind in order to stand up and walk faithfully the way of faith.
Let us ask for God’s mercy and guidance through the Holy Spirit to enlighten us, to think before we act. Let us not remain burdens that Jesus carries in the cross. Let us make his burden lighter by not committing sin, and let our actions be in accordance with the
commandments — an act of gratitude for all the blessings our Father has bestowed upon us.