Fr Armand De Malleray, FSSP, presents a sermon on Christ healing the paralysed man. As the man enters through a threshold from without to within, we are invitedto contemplate the crossing of boundaries, that of the unborn into the world, and the spiritual migration of humanity towards God. The sermon is a rallying call to the faithful to defend life and preserve the journey of the most vulnerable in our society. And so too, are we called to lead those complicit in abortion on a journey of conversion to Christ. In this mission, we can take inspiration from the friends of the paralysed man who, finding the doors blocked, used roundabout ways, and lowered him through the roof into the presence of Our Lord. Likewise, this crossing of borders towards God will require not just direct action but also the supernatural means of prayer. Fr De Malleray concludes with a reflection on another permeated boundary, the pierced side of Christ, whose divine blood offers mankind the grace needed to cross the border from this world into the kingdom of heaven.
Homily given on Friday 25 May 2018 to the young adults of Juventutem at St Mary Moorfields in London.
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