A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday 17 January

St Anthony (M)

1 Samuel 8:4-7, 10-22; Psalm 89:16-19;
Mark 2:1-12

He’s back!

This paralytic has really good friends who find a creative way to bring him to Jesus whom they believe is able to cure him. The man himself does not speak. When Jesus says: “My son, your sins are forgiven”, the scribes mentally accuse Jesus of blaspheming. Jesus again witnesses to his authority. Forgiveness – of others, of self - is often needed for healing of body, mind, spirit and relationships. Not to forgive blocks healing and growth. Good friends are a blessing. Today let us give thanks for them.

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