Thursday, July 2, 2015

True freedom

"Courage, child, your sins are forgiven."
Matthew 9:2
And that, my Friends, is the birth of True Freedom.  Several of the sources of reflection I read on today's Gospel talked about how paralyzing guilt and the lack of forgiveness are in our lives.  The paralyzed man Jesus encounters in this reading is physically paralyzed, but Jesus, knowing his heart, heals the man's guilt first. Because that is actually more debilitating.  What paralyzing force are we struggling with today?  Is it guilt that keeps us from moving forward? Is it an inability to forgive someone else? Is it a paralyzing sense of our own "rightness" and looking down on others who don't see it our way? Whatever is keeping us immobile on the mat, let's look into Jesus' eyes and ask for healing.  That is what Jesus wants to heal first.  Because that is the most debilitating.  Blessings on your holiday weekend!  Love, heidi

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