I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you. (Luke 1:30)

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Forgive my many grammatical and punctuation mistakes :). - mjdasma

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My Gospel Reflections for Monday December 6: Luke 5:17-26


One day as Jesus was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there, and the power of the Lord was with him for healing. And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set him in his presence. But not finding a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the tiles into the middle in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "As for you, your sins are forgiven."

Then the scribes and Pharisees began to ask themselves, "Who is this who speaks blasphemies?
Who but God alone can forgive sins?" Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in reply, "What are you thinking in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk?' But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins?" he said to the one who was paralyzed, "I say to you, rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home."

He stood up immediately before them, picked up what he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God. Then astonishment seized them all and they glorified God, and, struck with awe, they said, "We have seen incredible things today."
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My Reflection:
It is a must for all of us to have faith, in good times as well as in bad times we must always have faith.

This deep faith will bring us closer to Jesus and with this faith we will find deep intimacy with Him. Through this faith Jesus will heal us of our physical and emotional/spiritual sickness; if we don’t get healed with our physical sickness it is always for a reason known only to Him.  

How about our emotional/spiritual sickness? Would Jesus always heal us when we have this kind of sickness? Yes, He will, for so long as we have faith.

If you long to get intimate with Jesus, start by nurturing your faith through personal and structured prayer. By reading the scriptures/Bible and by our attentive presence in the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. 

Then, notice how Jesus will slowly move into your life, embracing you with His abiding love.

It all starts with faith…   

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