Commentary on the Gospel of
COURAGE, MY SON! YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN
As Jesus forgives the sins of a paralytic, the Pharisees accuse him of blasphemy, for God alone forgives sins. While the evil spirits recognized Jesus’ identity as God’s Son, the Pharisees did not. Then Jesus makes the paralytic walk which astonishes everyone.
Jesus, however, did not perform miracles to prove himself but to attend to the needs of the afflicted. How easily we are tempted to call attention to ourselves and our talents that others might admire us. Let us ask for the grace of humility that our good works point others to God, the source of all goodness.