On this Independence Day – Tomorrow’s reading reflection


“Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, ‘Why do you harbor evil thoughts?'”

God’s grace brings us healing of mind, body, and spirit just as it did the paralytic in today’s Gospel.  With that healing comes a gradual freedom from the power of sin and bondage.  I cannot help but think of John  8:36 when Jesus says, “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”  Nor can we forget Galatians 5:1 when St. Paul says, ” For freedom Christ has set us free.”

On this Independence Day, take a quiet moment to ask yourself, “Do I allow anything to keep me from the healing power of God’s grace?”  Maybe, like, harboring evil thoughts…?