When Jesus saw their faith…
January 12, 2024
Dear Family of Mary!
In today’s gospel reading, Jesus is in Capernaum, in His home. Everyone finds out, and they fill the house and the area around the house, hoping to see and hear Him. Then four men carry a paralytic to the house, and finding they cannot get in, they go to the roof and break it open and let the man down by ropes. Wow! That is a big effort, a desperate effort of love for their friend.
Then it says, “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to him, ‘Child, your sins are forgiven.'” Jesus saw the faith of the four men who lowered the paralytic down before Him. And that faith was what opened the way for the healing that followed.
Faith is essential for us! Faith opens the way for hope and love! Faith guides our actions by helping us choose God’s ways and not our own. If the men who carried the paralytic had not had deep faith in Jesus’ power to heal, they would never have done such a desperate deed!!
Our Lady wants us to have that kind of faith:
August 25, 2002
Also today I am with you in prayer
so that God gives you an even stronger faith.
Little children, your faith is small
and you are not even aware of how much, despite this,
you are not ready to seek the gift of faith from God.
That is why I am with you, little children,
to help you comprehend my messages
and put them into life.
Pray, pray, pray
and only in faith
and through prayer
your soul will find peace
and the world will find joy
to be with God.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
We need to seek the gift of Faith from God!!! We need to ask for a deeper Faith every morning when we get up. Ask for it, and God will pour it out upon you!! Faith is necessary!! Seek it!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
(c) Mary TV 2024