Today some friends lower a paralytic through a roof. ho-hum, what to say. Quick to the first reading. The people gripe to Solomon they need a king. The LORD gripes to Solomon, they want someone else to follow except HIM. King, false god. Presidents and politicians. That fakery versus the LORD King of All Creation.
Back to the guy lowered through the roof. Paralyzed, it’s a social illness. Note ( this is important ) how he was blocked, by the masses. The crowds. Society, the ruling majority. “Keep a cripple a cripple.” They scream, silently. Not so silently, with pitchforks and torches.
But friends, righteously lend a hand. Disregard the kings of populism. They reach the king of all creation. Their friend healed.
Sometimes its important to recognize who the crowds are. The curious? The followers? The rebellion. Not all crowds that gathered around the Christ were in fellowship with Him. Listen to the crowd just before the cross. Crucify Him! Crucify Him! Can anyone hear that same crowd today? And today, who lowers that cripple to be healed?