Friday 12 January 2018

About Today Readings

St Benedict Biscop.

1 Samuel 8:4-7, 10-22. Psalm 88(89):16-19. Mark 2:1-12.

For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord—Psalm 88(89):16-19.

They lowered the stretcher on which the paralytic lay.

 

What length would I go to, to encounter Jesus? The extreme action of the people carrying the paralytic speaks of a deep desire to reach Jesus. Their desire and faith in Jesus’ ability to heal is contrasted by the blindness and hardheartedness of the scribes who were there.

The ability of the sick man’s friends to overcome obstacles in their path and approach Jesus from a novel angle might be inviting us to seek new ways of meeting Jesus in our daily lives.

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