Prayer: O Jesus, you can do all things. Help me to believe.
Imagination: (Picture Jesus with the royal official pleading for his son.)
This is the second time in John’s gospel that Jesus reveals his power. This second miracle also takes place at Cana, and has some similar aspects. First, Jesus’ initial response seems like a refusal. Yet, the official sees that it is not a definitive refusal. He grows in faith, “believing in the word Jesus spoke to him.”
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Daily Quote from the Early Church Fathers
“God sent the human race a physician, a savior, One Who healed without charging a fee. Christ also came to reward those who would be healed by Him. Christ heals the sick, and He makes a gift to those whom He heals. And the gift that He makes is Himself!” (Augustine of Hippo, 354-430 A.D., excerpt from Sermon 102,2)