1過了些日子，耶穌又進了迦百農。人聽見他在房子裡， 2 就有許
多人聚集，甚至連門前都沒有空地；耶穌就對他們講道。 3 有人
帶著一個癱子來見耶穌，是用四個人抬來的； 4 因為人多，不得
躺臥的褥子都縋下來。 5 耶穌見他們的信心，就對癱子說：「小
子，你的罪赦了。」 6 有幾個文士坐在那裡，心裡議論，說： 7
罪呢？」 8 耶穌心中知道他們心裡這樣議論，就說：「你們心裡為
甚麼這樣議論呢？ 9 或對癱子說『你的罪赦了』，或說『起來！拿
你的褥子行走』；哪一樣容易呢？ 10 但要叫你們知道，人子在地
上有赦罪的權柄。」就對癱子說： 11 「我吩咐你，起來！拿你的
褥子回家去吧。」 12 那人就起來，立刻拿著褥子，當眾人面前出
20 我兒，要留心聽我的言辭，側耳聽我的話語， 21 都不可離
你的眼目，要存記在你心中。 22 因為得著它的就得了生命，
又得了醫全體的良藥。 23 你要保守你心，勝過保守一切，因
1A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that
he had come home.2So many gathered that there was no room left, not even
outside the door, and he preached the word to them.
3Some men came, bringingto him a paralytic, carried by four of them.
4Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after
digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.
5When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,
7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can
forgive sins but God alone?”
8Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was
what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you
thinking these things?9Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are
forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’?
10But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . . .” He said to the
paralytic,11″I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
12He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they
praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
1. God has called us not only to individual spiritual formation, but to be
formed into communities of faith too. We pray for one another and
work for the healing and wholeness of others, just as this paralytic’s
four friends help him receive the healing he needs.
2. Prayer: Dear Lord, how I desire the mutual love, care and sacrificial
support between this paralytic and his friends. I hope that there will be
similar relationships between me and my cell members so that we may
all receive healings in our body, emotion, spiritual life, daily life……
Prayer & Journaling: On your prayer journal, as you listen to God, write down a few
thoughts, questions, words, names, drawings, or anything that has come to your mind
during this time.
Proverbs for Today: 4:20-23
20My son, be attentive to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings.
21Let them not escape from your sight;
keep them within your heart.
22For they are life to those who find them,
and healing to all their flesh.
23Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.