The book of Mark asks and helps to answer the question – Who is this man Jesus? In this passage where Jesus heals a paralysed man, there is further evidence that Jesus is in fact not merely a man but is, in fact, God incarnate. This is seen as Jesus knows people’s heart, He has authority to heal and that He has authority to forgive sins. We are left then to answer the question – Who do you say he is? Knowing who he is then, we must consider our response to him. We do that also recognising who we are to Jesus and how he has responded to us as lost sinners.