A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 19 February

Seventh Sunday of the Year

Isaiah 43: 18-19, 21-22. 24-25; Psalm 41;
2 Corinthians 1: 18-22; Mark 2: 1-12.

I marvel at the extraordinary faith and enterprise shown by the paralytics’ friends as they lowered him through the roof in front of Jesus. Faith is the pre-requisite for Jesus. What was more important? The man’s spiritual health came first. Jesus forgave his sins. Then Jesus demonstrated his divine power by curing the paralytic. Jesus, Forgiver-Healer, is in our midst today. There was need for forgiveness and healing in Jesus’ time, just as much as it is needed in our time, for you and for me.

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