A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday 15 January

Hebrews 4:1-5, 11; Psalm 78; Mark 2:1-12

They removed the roof

It is easy to forget the faith-filled actions of the people who made such an extraordinary effort to carry the sick man to Jesus, lift him onto the roof of the house, dig a hole and lower him into the room before Jesus. The consequent debate with scribes can distract us. But Jesus recognised their faith. That is why he cured the paralytic. The faith of the sick man’s companions should inspire us to remain steadfast in our prayers for those whom we cherish but who need our help because of their weakness. Christ will notice us!

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