“Then some people appeared, bringing him a paralytic stretched out on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, ‘Courage, my child, your sins are forgiven.”

Matthew 9:1-8

In our daily lives, we can sometimes be like the paralytic man, dwelling on our own feelings, situations, selfishness, doubts, or problems.  We may get stuck in our spiritual journey and may not be able to experience God’s call and presence within us.  However, today Jesus is calling us to get up from where we are and have the courage to move forward in faith so we do not get caught up with our past, lack of faith, insecurity and whatever that blocks us from connecting with Jesus.

Be hopeful and allow him to guide us to his paths. Do we pray in order to listen to Jesus’ Word?  Are we willing to get up and be transformed?  What are the areas in our lives that we want Jesus to change us in?