he was teaching one day,
and Pharisees and teachers of the Law,
who had come from every village in Galilee,
from Judaea and from Jerusalem,
were sitting there.
And the power of the Lord was there
so that he should heal.
And now some men appeared,
bringing on a bed a paralysed man
whom they were trying to bring in
and lay down in front of him.
But as they could find no way of getting the man through the crowd,
they went up onto the top of the house
and lowered him and his stretcher down through the tiles
into the middle of the gathering, in front of Jesus.
Seeing their faith he said,
'My friend, your sins are forgiven you.'
The scribes and the Pharisees began to think this over.
'Who is this man, talking blasphemy
Who but God alone can forgive sins?'
But Jesus, aware of their thoughts, made them this reply,
'What are these thoughts you have in your hearts?
Which of these is easier: to say,
"Your sins are forgiven you," or to say,
"Get up and walk"?
But to prove to you that
the Son of man has authority on earth
to forgive sins,' -- he said to the paralysed man
'I order you: get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home.'
And immediately before their very eyes
he got up, picked up what he had been lying on
and went home praising God.
They were all astounded and praised God
and were filled with awe, saying,
'We have seen strange things today.' "
If we believe, then our faith can move mountains.
The men believe that Jesus can help the paralysed man and their faith saved him in body and soul.
If you have a complicated relative, then we can pray for him/her.
Holy Mary, the Mother of Jesus, has a great faith. Ask her for help you.
For finish this post, let's pray a Hail Mary together:
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.