Jesus encounters a man who has been ill for 38 years and asks him what seems to be a rhetorical question: Do you want to be made well?
So often in our lives we have goals we want to achieve – and we even know how to achieve them – but we create barriers to our own success. The same is true for this sick man in John’s gospel.
But Jesus breaks through those barriers – even those we erect ourselves – to bring us healing and wholeness.
Based on Psalm 67 and John 5:1-9.