#40acts – Under the weather

Today’s verse

“And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.'”
(Mark 2:1–5 ESV)

Today’s Options

Text or call someone you know who is unwell to see how they are doing.

Create a care package or ask someone if they’d like you to prepare a meal for them.

Set aside some time for a hospital or care home visit, or relieve someone who cares for a relative full-time for a couple of hours.

What did I do?

I checked in in on three friend who are recovering from an unexpected operation, a niggling illness that won’t go away and a long term illness that has to be lived with. Two of the three are wonderful examples of Christianity in action and they deal with what life throws at them with grace. They really are an inspiration and never complain.

The third person is not yet a Christian – she would be a great addition to the church with her plain speaking truth.

Green option done today.

Amber wasn’t possible as they all live a very far distance away from me and red isn’t really a possibility with Covid-19 restrictions in place. Frankly I am feeling rather uninspired about today but nevertheless, I still did something.

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