1st Week, Ordinary Time : Friday 13th January, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Divine Healing – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus was moved by the paralytic’s deep faith.  He not only healed him, but also forgave his sins.  Ponder on, “When we have faith in Jesus, who offers us Eternal Salvation, be assured that He will also be moved with Compassion to attend to our other needs of: pains, trials in the family, at work etc.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 2:1-5,10-12a

When Jesus returned to Capernaum, sometime later word went round that he was in the house; and so many people collected that there was no room left, even in front of the door. He was preaching the word to them when some people came bringing him a paralytic carried by four men, but as they could not get the man to him through the crowd, they stripped the roof over the place where Jesus was; and when they had made an opening, they lowered the stretcher on which the paralytic lay.

Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, ‘My child, your sins are forgiven.’ But to prove to you that the Son of man has authority to forgive sins on earth’ – he said to the paralytic – ‘I order you: get up, pick up your stretcher, and go off home.’ And the man got up, and at once picked up his stretcher and walked out in front of everyone, so that they were all astonished and praised God.