Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
Today, we are going to talk about friendship and how it can help us in our daily lives, especially when it comes to our relationship with Jesus.
In the passage from Mark 2:1-12, we see an example of true friendship. The friends of the paralyzed man didn't give up on him. They knew that Jesus could heal him, so they went to great lengths to get him to Jesus. They even carried him on a mat and climbed to the roof to lower him down in front of Jesus. They showed their friend that they cared for him and they believed in Jesus' power to heal him.
And Jesus was pleased with the friends' faith and their determination. He not only healed the paralyzed man, but he also forgave his sins. This shows us that when we have friends who believe in Jesus and support us, we can accomplish great things in our lives. Friendship is a powerful tool. It helps us to overcome obstacles, to support each other and to grow in our faith. We should always strive to have friends who will lift us up when we're down, who will encourage us when we're feeling weak, and who will help us to become better versions of ourselves.
So, let's be good friends to one another. Let's be like the friends of the paralyzed man who never gave up on him, who believed in Jesus and helped him to be healed. Let's support each other and work together to bring the love and joy of Jesus to everyone around us.