Incapable of standing erect

October 26, 2020 6:00 am

“And a woman was there who for eighteen years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect. When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, ‘Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.’ He laid his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God.” (LK 13: 11-13) 

What can people see when they are “incapable of standing erect”? Our horizon is so limited; we can’t see anything from the right perspective. Maybe she blamed God, maybe her poor life, maybe people who weren’t nice to her. When Our Lord “laid his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight” immediately her situation and world view changed: “she glorified God.” When we glorify God, we stand up straight; we see the world from the right perspective. We are living to glorify God.  

“Your word, O Lord, is truth; consecrate us in the truth.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak