Fourth Tuesday of Lent

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fourth Tuesday of Lent, April 2, 2019 WORD of the DAY  After this, there was a feast  of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep [Gate]  a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes.  In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled.  One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.  When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be well?”  The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat, and walk.” Immediately the man became well, took up his mat, and walked.     (John 5: 1:9)   How shall I live this Word? At the time of Jesus, a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, was famous with five porticoes where a large number of blind, lame, and sick were lying. It is interesting to...