When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your pallet, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked.
“Do you want to be healed?”
“It doesn’t matter what I want. I can’t do what is required. I need help. I am weak and alone.”
“I am your help. Rise up, carry your pallet as a sign of your healing, and walk.”
Will you persevere? Will you proclaim?