[M]y servant lies at home
paralyzed and in terrible suffering.
Your intercession for others moves God to get into the act.
We don’t know the name of the centurion who came to Jesus on behalf of his suffering slave. A sidelined slave was considered worthless in the Roman world, but this centurion, sympathetic to his sick servant, brought his concern to Jesus.
We don’t know the name of the “someone” who came to Jesus on behalf of a sick friend; only that “Mary and Martha sent someone to tell Jesus, ‘Lord, the one you love is sick’” (Jn 11:3).
We don’t know the names of the four “someones” who carried their paralyzed friend to Jesus (Mk 2:3-12).
What we do know is that in each case “someone” was healed because “someone” cared enough to intercede.
Be someone for someone.