Jesus forgives sins
Let us strive for the remission of sins.
Paralysis is a serious disease. Some of us have certainly met with it, permanently paralyzed. However, most of us have experienced temporary paralysis when someone fell to the ground from a bicycle, stairs, football, and tennis. At first, it looked like a minor injury, but the next day the leg was swollen, he could not walk. Jesus also met the paralyzed. Well, to everyone’s surprise, first gives forgiveness of sins and only then says, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk home ”(Mt 9,7).
Jesus first forgives the sins of the paralyzed and only then heals him. Sin is the greatest misfortune for man. It is a much worse misfortune than itself, paralysis. Sin defiles and destroys man. Christ sees with his merciful eyes that sin, as the main suffering of man, is found in the first place before everyone else. Granting forgiveness is a liberating and saving element; thus, decisive aid removes evil from the root.
In fact, the paralyzed are not among us. But we often show how if we were really paralyzed, especially when something needs to be done. Suddenly, we have, so to speak, unruly arms and legs. It is difficult for us to bend down and lift paper. The knee is hard to bend for prayer. One does not have the strength to need to turn off the television. It happens that the legs seem to grow into the ground when you need to go to work. It’s like being paralyzed when others have to do everything for him. The only difference is that the paralyzed are sick and really need help. However, we do; he doesn’t want anything. We are paralyzed not by disease but by laziness, selfishness, comfort, cleverness, looking after others. In a word, our paralysis is sin.
This interesting story is being told about an Uruguayan king: One day
the king and his halls went to the goldsmith. While the king was talking to the goldsmith, you were courting, looking at jewelry. And when they were gone out of the store, an enchanted goldsmith ran after them, saying that he lacks a precious diamond. The king and his retinue returned to the store. He asked a goldsmith to bring him a jug filled with salt. Then he challenged his people, let everyone
puts his hand in their neck, and then pulled it open again. When everyone did that, they poured salt on the table. And look, the diamond was there, too. This king was generous. He wanted to allow the thief to correct his fraud and not expose him to public shame.
So does Christ with us. While we are on earth, we can always get him
forgiveness through discreet confession. Let’s think and ask ourselves: I firmly believe that Jesus has the power to forgive sins? Am I really grateful that he forgives me, too? I don’t feel it is time to ask him for forgiveness in the sacrament of reconciliation? Lord Jesus, who healed the paralyzed, help me never to he did not behave as paralyzed. Help me look for harder things, not just benefits. Sir Jesus, you did it. I want to follow you and with you.
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