We know that God can heal, but do we sometimes wonder why not in our situation? Alternatively, we may know of God’s power, but have not yet come to believe it. Telling family and friends about God’s healing power is a first step in moving our knowledge – that God can heal – from our heads to our hearts. We also see in Scripture that when Jesus heals, he begins by healing the interior – by forgiving our sins. Sins block grace from acting in us and through us. Let us seek his forgiveness through the sacrament of confession. But also, recall the role of the four friends of the paralytic. They were instruments of God’s healing! We, through grace, can be instruments of healing in our own family!