Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I love the story of the healing of the paralytic in Capernaum (2:1-12). What I like most are the unnamed four friends carrying the mat with their friend on it, digging a hole through the roof and lowing their friend down through the hole in the roof into the presence of Jesus. On the spiritual journey we all need friends who will go well above and beyond the normal call of duty to help us into the presence of Jesus. These friends, carried their friend, they did physical damage to someone's home (dug a hole in the roof) all for the hope that Jesus could help their friend. The Christian life is impossible to live out alone, we need each other, we need close companions and we need fellow spiritual travelers who will go beyond the normal protocol to help us along the journey. The question of the day . . . who is holding your rope? Equally important: whose rope are you holding?