Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings.
Today’s Gospel, Matthew 9:1-8, reminds us about ways to cultivate compassion. The greatest benefit of compassion is hope both for others and for ourselves.
And this, of course, is the central theme or message of the passage, that Jesus has compassion and authority to forgive sin. How do we know that? Part of the answer, and the answer given here, is that He has the power to heal.