And behold, there was a paralyzed man brought by his friends to Jesus. This “interruption” in Jesus’ teaching reveals a powerful lesson on community. When Jesus saw “their” faith (the faith of the man’s friends), spiritual and physical healing is the result. Christian community in its truest form brings others face to face with the living Christ. We are, by nature, carriers of the Gospel, taking it to others and others to it.
Luke 5:17-26; 1 Corinthians 15:9