Fri. [G]ospel [P]rayer [S]tudy - "Who but God alone can forgive sins?"
When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it became known that he was at home. Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them, not even around the door, and he preached the word to them. They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to him, “Child, your sins are forgiven.” Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves, “Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming. Who but God alone can forgive sins?” Jesus immediately knew in his mind what they were thinking to themselves, so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth” —he said to the paralytic, “I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.”
He rose, picked up his mat at once, and went away in the sight of everyone. They were all astounded and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”
- Act of Contrition
Prayer #14 from the
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My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against You, whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with Your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Amen.
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Save Us From Our Sins
Walk through scripture and learn more about God's Divine Mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. What can we learn from the paralytic, the woman caught in adultery, the sinful woman who washed Jesus's feet, the Pharisee and Tax Collector, the Prodigal Son and our Lord Death and Resurrection. We have a amazing gift in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Jesus have Mercy on us!
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