1 there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went to Jerusalem. 2 there is in Jerusalem near the sheep gate a pool with five porticos, called Bethesda in Hebrew. 3 many patients were lying there — blind, lame, and paralyzed. 4 in fact, an Angel descended, from time to time, and moved to the pool water, and the first patient who came in after the boiling of the water, was cured of any sickness he had. 5 There was a man who was sick was 38 years. 6 Jesus saw the man lying and knowing that she was sick for so long, said to him: "do you want to be healed?" 7 the sick man answered: "Sir, I have no one to take me to the pool when the water is stirred. When I am coming, another comes in front of me ". 8 Jesus said: "get up, pick up your bed and walk." 9 at the same time, the man was healed, took your bed and began to walk. Well, this day was a Saturday. 10 so the Jews said to the man who had been healed: "it's Saturday! You're not allowed to load your bed ". 11 He said to them: "he who healed me said: ' pick up your bed and walk '". 12 Then asked: "who told you: ' pick up your bed and walk '?" 13 the man who had been healed did not know who, as Jesus had away from the crowd that was there.
Adapted by Flávio from CNBB site
Senhor, que eu me se torne instrumento de cuidado e atenção para com o sofrimento do próximo!
Lord, that I will become an instrument of care and attention to the suffering of the next!
Traçando o sinal da cruz em seu/ua filho/a: Abençoe a você (nome do filho/a), nosso Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que você filho/a viva sempre no amor de Deus e fazendo só o bem a todos. Amém!
By tracing the sign of the cross in you say: Bless me Lord God that is † father, son, and holy spirit, to live always in your love and doing good to all. Amen!
By tracing the sign of the cross on your son/daughter/au: Bless you (name of child), our God who is † father, son, and holy spirit, for you child alive always in love of God and doing good to all. Amen!