Imagine being at a party, looking up, and seeing a man is being lowered through the roof. How would you react?
You could react one of two ways. First, you could react as the scribes do, by saying: “Is this right?” “Who does this man think he is?” They have a contemptuous response for what they are witnessing. Or you could react as Jesus did.
Too often I am like the doubting scribes, asking myself: “Is my faith okay?” or “Am I praying the right way?”
And too often I am not like Jesus. Jesus sees (not hears) the man’s faith and immediately reassures him of his forgiveness and grace.
Today I will strive to be more like Jesus.