“Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, “Why do you harbor evil thoughts? 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 then said to the paralytic, ‘Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.’ He rose and went home.” (MT 9: 4-7)
Our Lord knows what is the most important for us. He knows that health has a value only when it leads to heaven; our relationship with Him is much, much more important, than our ability “to walk.” At the same moment, He wants for us all the best, and He wants our full integrity—when our bodies and souls are united in the desire to serve God.
“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” (Gospel Acclamation)
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