“Do you want to get well?” (Jn 5:6) This is one of my all time favorite questions of Jesus. At first read I think, “Are you kidding! The guy has been paralysed for 38 years, of course he wants to get well,” but does he really? The man responded with an excuse, he didn’t answer the question. His great sin was lack of belief, not believing Jesus could heal him, and looking to other things (the water) to give him life.
This story makes me ask myself the question, “Do I want to get well?” Do I really want to get rid of the things in my life that keep me from experiencing life the the fullest? The reality is that Jesus wants to heal me, but do I, or will I accept his invitation of health.
Prayer: Lord, help me to beleive and to respond to your invitation of life and health. I am yours. Amen