25 Jan Their Faith, Our Faith (Mk 2:5) by Shane Kapler
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Child, your sins are forgiven.’ ~ Mk 2:5
Reflection: “Their faith” – Jesus forgave another man’s sins, because of the faith of his friends. The implications are incredibly important for us, especially as citizens of the United States. We live in a nation swimming in guilt. Like Abel’s blood, the blood of our aborted brothers and sisters cries out to God for justice (Gn 4:10). And yet we have the ability to cry out as well – to beg God to forgive our nation’s sins and unleash the grace of sincere repentance within our hearts. We must be like Moses who “stood in the breach” and interceded that the Lord would not execute judgment (Ps 106:23). We must pray like Jesus, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Lk 23:34).
Challenge: In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus did not say “if” you fast, but “when” you fast. Although we may not understand all of the spiritual mechanics, both the Old and New Testaments portray it as a practice that supercharges our petitions. Unite your petitions to end abortion and for God to forgive our nation with a small fast today – one meal, or even a portion of a meal.
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Inspiration: “A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.” – St. John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, no. 100
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