United States Conference of Secular institutes


St. Francis of Paola

John 5: 1-16

The power of God never dispenses with our efforts. No one can sit back and relax and expect a miracle. Nothing is truer than that we must realize our own helplessness; but in a very real sense it is true that a miracle happens when our will and God’s power co-operate to make it possible. In effect Jesus was commanding the man to attempt the impossible. “Get up!” …said Jesus.