Gospel of Mark 2:1-12 Reflections: The response to the Psalm, "Never forget the deeds of the Lord," sets the tone for today's readings. That response sums up the whole of the Christian life in that we should constantly dwell on what the Lord has done. Mark tells us about the forgiving of the sins of the paralytic and how when the pharisees object that only God can forgive sins, Jesus heals the man in order to show that he has the power to forgive sins as well.
These signs, the wondrous healings etc, were meant to cause the pharisees to ask themselves, "who is this man?" The wonder of creation, the gift of goodness in people, the love we have for each other,are all meant to make us ask ourselves questions. We should reflect upon what life means for us. Only the beasts of the field live without reflecting on what is happening to them. God gave us minds to use. he wants us to use them, but he wants us to use them in the proper manner, that is, to reflect on the works that he has done. What do you use your mind for?