Gospel Nugget 49: Angel Disturbing the Water

St. John's gospel, Chapter 5, gives us a powerful scene of healing and new life. The sick man at the Pool of Bethesda, where angels “disturbed the water” to bring healing, is touched by Jesus after years of sickness. Human suffering will never leave us, but Jesus is very clear that sin is a far worse affliction than any physical ailment. Who needs to be brought to the water of healing - in our lives and families? Or maybe it’s us?