GENESIS 22:1-19; PSALM 114; MATTHEW 9:1-8
In the Gospel, Jesus manifested the power of forgiveness and healing in the life of the paralytic. This stands to explain how the sacrament of penance brings about healing. In fact, the sacraments of penance and anointing of the sick are regarded as the sacrament of healing. Whenever our sins are forgiven we are equally healed spiritually. The world needs forgiveness and healing. We must continue to teach forgiveness and healing to the world rather pouring out prophecies that breed malice, disunity and hatred. Beloved, don’t give up in the face of trials. God is always with us, he provided for Abraham in the first reading so he is always there for us to forgive and heal us.
LET US PRAY
O God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.