Take heart … your sins are forgiven.  – Mt 9:2

Reflection.  Before Jesus said to the paralytic, “Take up your bed and walk,” He said, “Take heart, son, your sins are forgiven.”  Healing and forgiveness are continually combined in the Gospels.  We are paralyzed until we accept — really accept — the fact that God forgives us.  Once we do, we are freed to love, forgive, and accept ourselves.  Then the joy of healing begins.

Prayer.  Thank You, Lord, for Your healing in my life.  I am like the paralytic, and You have made me whole.