Daily Lectionary with Prayers
and Reflections on Scripture and World
It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Authority to heal, Mark 2:6-12
The scribes reacted, "Saying he can forgive sins is blasphemy. Only God can forgive sins," Jesus reacted to their reaction by asking which was easier--just saying the words, "you are forgiven," or telling a paralyzed men to walk. "You say only God can forgive sins, watch this. I will demonstrate the authority that God has given me." And he did. The onlookers were astounded.
What are the ways any of us may exhibit paralysis (use the actual physical handicap as a metaphor)?
In what ways can the church, the body of Christ, practice healing?