Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 9, 1-8
And after getting into a boat Jesus crossed the sea and came to his own town. And just then some people were carrying a paralysed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” Then some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk’? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” – he then said to the paralytic – “Stand up, take your bed and go to your home.” And he stood up and went to his home. When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings.
The son of God Pick up your stretcher and go
1) The Paralytic: Perhaps you are sitting there, watching your life go by. Opportunities may come, but you do not act on them. You are not moving forward and taking advantage of everything God has for you. The days go by, but you remain the same. Every day looks the same. You are static.
2) Trust: Today God is telling you to trust! Let go and take the risk. God has your back, so if you fall while struggling, He is behind you, taking care of you. There are no sins that bind you. He is behind you to hold you and walk with you. Today He is telling you to trust in Him.
3) Pick up your stretcher: Get up and take ownership of your life with God. Accept your life and move ahead. Do not attach yourself to your past, walk forward and build your future with God. Do not quit because God makes all things new.
May God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. And always remember Heaven is our goal.