He jumped up and began to walk about

April 30, 2018 6:00 am

“At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth, who had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him, saw that he had the faith to be healed, and called out in a loud voice, ‘Stand up straight on your feet.’ He jumped up and began to walk about.” (ACTS 14: 8-10)

Paul, like His Master Our Lord, healed “a crippled man, lame from birth,” not just his legs. A man, “who had never walked,” need to be healed entirely, from his brain to the very last muscle in his legs. We know how difficult it is for children to learn how to walk; it takes weeks or month to learn how to work the brain and body together. A “man who had never walked . . . jumped up and began to walk about.”

“The Holy Spirit will teach you everything and remind you of all I told you.” (Gospel Acclamation)


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