“We can learn much from Jesus’ healing the man at the pool in today’s Gospel,” says Father Jerry today, “The poor man has suffered for 38 years and had likely learned to live with his suffering. And then our Lord comes along to cure him. What an indescribable lesson for all of us: Never lose hope and always trust in God! Jesus’ command to the man ‘stand up, take up your mat and walk’ remains incredibly empowering even life-changing. These powerful words enable the man to take the initiative and reclaim his life. They can have the same effect on us, yet we are also reminded that along with our own initiative, we must look to God to lead us where we are meant to go.” See the full message in Father’s new video above.