thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things
from the wise and |
understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
THE SICK, WEAK & DISEASED
by Michele / August 2008
|Jesus' words are rendered in red. The words "sick, weak / weakness, & diseased" are highlighted in purple for your attention.|
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The gospels account for many stories where Jesus heals the sick, weak, and diseased. Yet, here we focus on those instances where the words listed above come straight from the lips of our Lord.
But when the son of man comes in his glory and all his angels with him, then will he sit on the throne of his glory.
 And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on his left.
 Then the king will say to those on his right: Come you blessed of my father, Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
 For I hungered and you gave me to eat, I thirsted and you gave me to drink, I was [a] stranger and you gathered me,
 naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, in prison and you came to me.
 Then the just will answer him saying: Lord, when did we see you hungry and we fed you, or thirsty and we gave you to drink?
 And when did we see you [a] stranger and we gathered you, or naked and we fed you?
 And when did we see you sick or in prison and we came to you?
 And answering the king will say to them: Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you did [it] to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.
 And then will he say to those on his left: Be departing from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
For I hungered and you did not give me to eat, I was thirsty and you did not give me to drink,
 I was [a] stranger and you did not gather me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not look after me.
 Then they also answered saying: Lord, when did we see you hungering or thirsting or [a] stranger or naked or sick or in prison and we did not serve you?
 Then he will answer them saying: Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, neither did you do it to me.
 And these will go into eternal punishment, but the just into eternal zoe-life.
 Then Jesus comes with them to the place being called Gethsemane, and he says to the disciples: Sit here while having departed from here I pray.
 And taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee he began to be pained and anguishing.
 Then he says to them: My psyche-life is deeply pained to death. Remain here and be watching with me.
 And going forth [a] small ways he fell on his face praying and saying: My father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless not as I will but as you will.
 And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter: Do you thus have not the strength to watch with me one hour?
 Be watching and praying, that you not enter into temptation, for the spirit is ready, but the flesh is weak*.
 Again having gone forth he prayed saying: My father, if it is not possible for this cup to pass away except I drink it, let your will come to pass.
 And when he came he again found them sleeping, for their eyes were weighted down.
 And having left them again having gone forth he prayed the third time saying again the same words.
 Then he comes to the disciples and says to them: Be sleeping now on, and be taking rest. Behold the hour is at hand and the son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners.
 Be arising, let us be going, Behold the [one] delivering me up is at hand.
The Mission of the Seventy-Two
 Now after these [things] the Lord commissioned another seventy and sent them by twos before his face into every city and place where he was [about] to come.
 But he was saying to them: On the one hand the harvest is great, but on the other the workers are few. Ask therefore of the Lord of the harvest that he throw workers to his harvest.
 Be departing, Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves.
 Be not taking purse, nor knapsack, nor sandal, and greet no one on the road.
 But into whatever house you enter, first be saying: Peace to this house.
 And if the son of peace be there, your peace will rest upon it, but if not, it will return to you.
 But in that house be abiding, eating and drinking from them, for [a] worker is worthy of his reward. Be not moving from house to house.
 And into whatever city you enter and they
receive you, be eating what they set before you,
 and be healing those in weakness, and be saying to them: The kingdom of God is at hand upon you.
 But into whatever city you enter and they receive you not, going out into the streets of it say:
 Even the dust having clung to us from your city to [our] feet do we wipe off to you. Nevertheless this you know, that the kingdom is at hand.
 I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than that city.
 No one having lit [a] lamp places it in [a] hidden place nor under the peck measure, but upon the lampstand, in order that those entering the radiance might see.
 Be looking therefore that the light in you be not darkness.
 If therefore your whole body be full of light, not having any part dark, it will all be full of light, as when the lamp illumines you with light.
The Death of Lazarus
 Now someone was being sick, Lazarus from Bethany, from the town of Mariam and Martha her sister.
 Now it was Mariam the [one] having anointed the Lord with perfume and having wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.
 So the sisters sent to Jesus saying: Lord, behold, whom you philia-love is sick.
 Now Jesus having heard said: This [one] being sick is not to death but for the glory of God, in order that the son of God be glorified through it.
 And Jesus agape-loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
 So as he heard that he is sick, then indeed he abided in the place where he was two days.
7 Thereupon after this he says to the disciples: Let us go to Judea again.
 The disciples say to him: Rabbi, now the Jews were seeking to stone you, and you again go back there?
 Jesus answered: Aren't there twelve hours in the day? If anyone walk in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
 But if he walk in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.
 He spoke these [things] and after this he says to them: Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep. But I go in order that I may awaken him.
 So the disciples said to him: Lord, if he is fallen asleep, he will be saved.
 But Jesus had spoken concerning his death. But those [ones] supposed that he speaks concerning the sleep of slumber.
 So then Jesus said to them bluntly: Lazarus has died,
 and I rejoice for [of you], in order that you believe, because I was not there; but let us go to him.
 So Thomas the [one] being called Didimus said to the fellow-disciples: Let us also go in order that we may die with him.
 So, coming, Jesus found him already having four days in the tomb.
 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem from [about] fifteen stadions.
 Now many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mariam, in order that they console them concerning [their] brother.
 So Martha, as she heard that Jesus comes, met him; but Mariam was sitting in the house.
 So Martha said to Jesus: Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
 And now I know that as much as you ask God, God will give to you.
 Jesus says to her: Your brother will be resurrected.
 Martha says to him: I know that he will be resurrected in the resurrection in the last day.
 Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the zoe-life. The [one] believing in me even if he die he will zoee-live,
 and everyone zoe-living and believing in me will not die to eternity. Do you believe this?
 She says to him: Yes Lord, I have believed that you are the Christ, the son of God, the [one] coming into the world.
 And having said this she departed and called Mariam her sister saying privately: The teacher is present and calls you.
 Now as that [one] heard, she rose swiftly and was going to him.
 For Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was still in the place where Martha met him.
 So the Jews being with her in the house and consoling her, having seen that Mariam swiftly arose and went out, followed her having supposed that she departs to the tomb in order that she may weep there.
 So Mariam, as she came where Jesus was, having seen him, she fell before him at his feet, saying to him: Lord, if you were here, my brother would not have died.
 So Jesus, as he saw her weeping, and the Jews having come with her weeping, he was deeply moved in [his] spirit and troubled himself,
 and said: Where have you placed him? They say to him, Lord, be coming and behold.
 Jesus wept.
 So the Jews were saying: Behold how he was philia-loving him.
 But some of them said: Wasn't this [one] having opened the eyes of the blind able to do also in order that this [one] not die?
Lazarus Raised From the Dead
 So Jesus, again being deeply moved in himself, comes to the tomb. Now it was [a] cave, and [a] stone was lying upon it.
 Jesus says: Remove the stone. Martha the sister of the [one] having died says to him: Lord, he stinks already, for it is the fourth [day].
Jesus says to her: Did I not say to you that: If you believe, you will see the glory of God?
 So they removed the stone. Now Jesus lifted up his eyes and said: Father, I thank you that you heard me.
 For I have known that you always hear me, but because of the crowd standing around I spoke, in order that they believe that you have sent me.
 And having said these [things] he cried out with [a] great voice: Lazarus! Come out!
 And the [one] having been dead came out, his feet and hands having been bound with bandages, and his face was bound with [a] handkerchief. Jesus says to them, Loose him and let him be going.