Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
January 18, 2019 - Friday
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12
Carrying the one in need
Today's Gospel shows us that it was the paralytic's companion that brought healing to the sick. It was the effort of paralytic's community of friends that made His healing possible.
Like the paralyzed man carried by His friends, people need a community to carry them where they need to go. As Jesus' disciples, we are calles to be a community who brings others to the presence of God, enabling our faith to carry those who cannot carry themselves. It may be cause of healing of others.
May our faith be a source of strength for those who are paralyzed by physical illness, too much worries, fears, hatred, bitterness, being unable to forgive, selfishness and sinfulness. May we be an instrument of their healing.