1st Week in Ordinary Time : Friday, 14th January 2022

Daily Word Of God

Mark 2:1-5, 10-12a

When Jesus returned to Capernaum, word went round that he was back; and so many people collected there 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 the crowd made it impossible to get the man to him, 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 on earth to forgive sins’ – he said to the paralytic – ‘I order you: get up, pick up your stretcher, and go off home.’ And the man got up, picked up his stretcher at once and walked out in front of everyone, so that they were all astounded and praised God.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the cripple of his physical ailment to prove His authority came from God. Jesus heals our imperfections with His redeeming love and mercy if we trust Him wholeheartedly.


  • When Jesus heals He gives us complete healing of body, mind, and soul. His healing power and love touch our innermost thoughts, feelings and memories, and free us of all our hurts.


  • Our Lord is always ready to heal us. Do you allow any hindrances to keep you from Jesus? Bring your burdens to Jesus now and He will lighten them.