It is so hard to watch loved ones suffer, Lord. Whether it be a common cold or a life-threatening disease, their pain sometimes leaves me with doubts about Your love for us. Help me to remember that everything You do is for a reason, and to trust in You always. Amen.

 

Audio of Daily Prayer Read by Fr. Uribe, OMI

Mark 2:1-12

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.”


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Es tan difícil ver a seres queridos sufrir, Señor. Sea un resfrío común o una enfermedad que pone en riesgo la vida de uno, algunas veces su dolor me deja con dudas acerca de Tu Amor por nosotros. Ayúdame a recordar que todo lo que haces tiene su razón, y a confiar en Ti siempre. Amén.

 

Audio de la oración diaira leída por el p. Uribe, O.M.I.

Mark 2:1-12

Cuando Jesús volvió a Cafarnaúm, corrió la voz de que estaba en casa, y muy pronto se aglomeró tanta gente, que ya no había sitio frente a la puerta. Mientras él enseñaba su doctrina, le quisieron presentar a un paralítico, que iban cargando entre cuatro. Pero como no podían acercarse a Jesús por la cantidad de gente, quitaron parte del techo, encima de donde estaba Jesús, y por el agujero bajaron al enfermo en una camilla.

Viendo Jesús la fe de aquellos hombres, le dijo al paralítico: “Hijo, tus pecados te quedan perdonados”. Algunos escribas que estaban allí sentados comenzaron a pensar: “¿Por qué habla éste así? Eso es una blasfemia. ¿Quién puede perdonar los pecados sino sólo Dios?”

Conociendo Jesús lo que estaban pensando, les dijo: “¿Por qué piensan así? ¿Qué es más fácil, decirle al paralítico: ‘Tus pecados te son perdonados’ o decirle: ‘Levántate, recoge tu camilla y vete a tu casa’? Pues para que sepan que el Hijo del hombre tiene poder en la tierra para perdonar los pecados –le dijo al paralítico–: Yo te lo mando: levántate, recoge tu camilla y vete a tu casa”.

El hombre se levantó inmediatamente, recogió su camilla y salió de allí a la vista de todos, que se quedaron atónitos y daban gloria a Dios, diciendo: “¡Nunca habíamos visto cosa igual!”