ISSL Reflections January 17, 2021, Mark 2:1-12 Post 3

This week’s Scripture can be read again at –
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%202%3A1-12&version=NRSV,GNT

VI.
This week I’ve asked us to place ourselves in this story and pay attention to where we find ourselves.

What we see, what we hear and and what we feel.

I’d like to place myself with the ones who brought their friend to Jesus to be healed. They seem to be “good guys” who are there for someone other than themselves

But in my moments of better vision (and insight) I know I am one who often needs others to “bear” me to a place of healing and of new life.

Maybe I should stop there but then … too often I find myself with the scribes, teachers, maybe self-appointed authorities, who are ready to criticize those who are not of my in-group.

VII.
So, where do I find myself today?

What can I learn from that scene in Capernaum?

What speaks to me the clearest that draws me closer to living as a disciple of Jesus and discarding what stands in the way?

charles
{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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