“Give up your sins so that something worse may not overtake you.” —John 5:14
Being sick for thirty-eight years is certainly a terrible suffering. To stay sick for most of one’s life is a tragedy. However, after healing this man, Jesus told him: “Remember, now, you have been cured. Give up your sins so that something worse may not overtake you” (Jn 5:14). What could be worse than being sick for thirty-eight years? Being separated from the Lord, refusing to accept His love, and being in hell forever would be worse.
We must never become so burdened with the bad as to forget the worst. Likewise, we should not become so preoccupied with the good as to forget the best. For instance, when the apostles were rejoicing in their victory over demons, Jesus told them: “Do not rejoice so much in the fact that the devils are subject to you…
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