Prayer: O Jesus, heal my body and remove my sins.
Imagination: (Picture Jesus speaking to the healed man.
John portrays Jesus as going to Jerusalem on feast days to show that Jesus fulfills Jewish aspirations concerning the Messiah. This is the third sign of new life (preceded by Cana and healing the official’s son). The pool is clearly identified as the one near the sheep Gate.
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Daily Quote from the Early Church Fathers
“Our wound is serious, but the Physician is all-powerful. Does it seem to you so small a mercy that, while you were living in evil and sinning, He did not take away your life, but brought you to belief and forgave your sins? What I suffer is serious, but I trust the Almighty. I would despair of my mortal wound if I had not found so great a Physician. (Augustine of Hippo, 430-543 A.D., excerpt from Sermon 352,3)