Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070617.cfm
After entering a boat, Jesus made the crossing, and came into his own town. And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.” At that, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” 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. When the crowds saw this they were struck with awe and glorified God who had given such authority to men.
Again, the faith of friends brought healing. When we carry a friend to Our Lord, He looks kindly on our efforts and will listen to our pleas. Do you bring those who are sick, hurting or spiritually in need to Our Lord? Do you present them for healing? This is what our Lord wants from us, He wants us to have faith in Him.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for all the times you have reminded me to bring you those in need to you. You are our help and foundation. I praise you and give you all honor and praise in Jesus’ holy name, Amen!!!!
I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living, Alleluia!