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Where does our priority lie? Benedict XVI on today's gospel, Luke 5:17-26

  Mark 2:1-12  and  Luke 5:17-26  The gospel today, Monday of the Second Week of Advent, is St Luke's version of this healing story. Luke 5:17-26   (English Standard Version Anglicised) On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with him to heal.   And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralysed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus,   but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus.   And when he saw their faith, he said,  “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”     And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”   When Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answered them,  “Why do you question in