And after entering into Chadstone Shopping Center after some days it was reported that he was at home, 2 and so many people gathered together that there was no longer any room, not even in the space around the door. 3 And he was speaking the word to them.
4 And they came, bringing to him a paralyzed man. Four people were employed as care- givers for him 4 and when they were not able to bring him near because of the long waiting lists, their debts blew through the roof. Crashing through the ceiling, they lowered down the hospital trolley on which the paralyzed man was lying. 5 And when Jesus saw their faith, he says to the paralyzed man,
“My son, your debts are being forgiven!”
6 But there were some of the professional consultants sitting there and questioning in their hearts,
“Why is this man speaking like this? It is treason! Who but Medicare or the appropriate private authority is able to forgive debts?”
8 And straightaway, knowing by his spirit that this was what they were questioning to themselves, Jesus says to them,
“Why are you questioning these things in your hearts? 9 Which is easier, to say to the paralysed man, Your debts are being forgiven, or to say, Rise get off the trolley and walk? 10 But so that you might know that the Human One has authority on earth to forgive debt – he says to the paralysed man, 11 I say to you, Rise, get off the trolley and go home!”
12 And he arose and straightaway got up off the trolley and went out in full view of everyone, with the result that all are out of their minds and praising God saying, We never saw anything like this!