Who is the man?

Greetings on this the Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent
Readings: Ez 47:1-9, 12; PS 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; Jn 5:1-16


  1. Attached please find a comparison of the third and sixth signs of Jesus in the Gospel of John.
  2. Lent Retreat at Sacred Heart (Lake Worth Beach, FL)
    A Lent to Remember
    Coming Home Again and Claiming the Sacramental Life.
    March 16-17, 2021 starting at 6:00 PM each evening.

    Rite of Reconciliation follows each reflection.
    Join us! Bring a friend!
    Master of Ceremonies – Deacon Gerry Palermo
    Three priests available for confessions.

Who is the man?

Odd. The question isn’t how were you healed? Congratulations you were healed?
He couldn’t be anonymous as he was at that pool for thirty-eight years!

Superficially, it was all about the walking with the matt.

Who can be translated as ‘by what authority’.

Who can work on the Sabbath?

Sabbath Work – Encourage

Look, you are well; do not sin any more,
so that nothing worse may happen to you.

Sabbath Work – Cure

Rise, take up your mat, and walk.”
Immediately the man became well, took up his mat, and walked.

Sabbath Work – Worship and Praise

Take up your mat and walk. He walked to the temple to praise God. That is where they challenged him.

Sabbath Work – Find the Lost

First Jesus found him in a pagan practice.
Then Jesus found him in the temple area.

Jesus finds us and offers a way forward.

Who is the man?

  1. The Messiah.
  2. The Suffering Servant.
  3. The Life Giving Water.

The third sign witnesses his authority to speak on Sabbath rest.

The one who tells us to work on the Sabbath to:

  • Encourage
  • Cure
  • Worship and Praise
  • Find the lost

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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