When we think of 'health', do we think of the spiritual as well as the physical? Today's gospel reveals the mindset of a people who glorified God after the paralytic's physical healing (Mt. 9:8). Jesus shows that spiritual health is more important by forgiving sins first (Mt. 9:2).
In our health-conscious material world, we all need to exercise care for our physical and spiritual well-being. Focussing on one to the detriment of the other, will not only impact both in the present, but may very well affect our future. Lord Jesus, pour Your healing love upon us so that we may serve You with healthy minds, bodies and spirits. Amen.