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People brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a cot. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man who was paralyzed, “Be encouraged, my child, your sins are forgiven.” Some legal experts said among themselves, “This man is insulting God.” But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said, “Why do you fill your minds with evil things? Which is easier—to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But so you will know that the Human One has authority on the earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed—“Get up, take your cot, and go home.” The man got up and went home. When the crowds saw what had happened, they were afraid and praised God, who had given such authority to human beings. (Matthew 9:2-8, CEB)

The interesting thing about this story is that the person healed is no the one who wants or asks to be healed. People brought to Jesus a man lying on a cot. And because of the will of those people to bring this man to Jesus, Jesus heals the man.

You see it is not about our individual faith, but about the faith of the community. We can have faith for the one who can’t.

So when you don’t have the faith, lean on your siblings, and when you see someone struggling, be the faith they need.

Published by asacredrebel

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