“When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be well?’ The sick man answered him, ‘Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.’” (Jn 5: 6-7)
This is the saddest message: “I have no one to put me into the pool.” He was ill for 38 years and was totally alone, even surrounded by many like he: “a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled.” Maybe, in the beginning of his illness, there was someone who took care of him. Maybe friends visited him regularly, but now—he is alone. Jesus’ love is always with us; we are never alone, and He is never tired of asking us: “Do you want to be well?” Did you answer Him?
“A clean heart create for me, O God; give me back the joy of your salvation.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak