Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Seeing the faith and determination of his friends Jesus forgives the sins of the one who was lowered through the roof lying paralyzed on a mat. To prove that he is God Incarnate he tells the man to pick up his mat and go home, and he does so Glorifying God. I want to be that friend who will stop at nothing to carry my friends to Jesus; and to have friends who will carry me to Jesus in my need.
Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 85; Luke 5:17-26