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Luke 5:18-19 Some men came, carrying a paralyzed man on a bed…but finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles… in front of Jesus.
My list of such faithful and faith-filled friends changes as the years move along and people move in and out of my life, but as long as I can name at least four people—one to carry each corner of my metaphorical bed—I feel loved, protected, and oh so blessed.
I challenge you today to name at least four people in your life who you trust this much, who will go to such lengths for you—and to give thanks to God for the gift of such powerful love. And then to tell these people how grateful you are for their presence.
Today the Church remembers Jerome, Priest, and Monk of Bethlehem, 420.