” This might seem to us a strange question but, as I once heard a woman speaker point out, if he really wanted to get healed wouldn’t he have tried some way to inch his way over to that pool even if he could only make it a half an inch a day no matter how hard it was? (stand on your own two feet), TAKE UP YOUR BED (start being responsible for your own things), and WALK (become active in solving your own problems which may mean physical labor, or doing without some things).Maybe Jesus asked this question because He too thought here is a man, like so many do these days, making excuses, being a victim and waiting for someone else to fix his problem for him. You need to be like the lame man and GET UP, TAKE UP YOUR BED and WALK.
You may say “The restaurant where I go isn’t that bad.” but my point is that everything has it’s drawbacks, whether you stay at home to eat or go out to eat.We so proudly display our bumper stickers that say “Say no to drugs.” but how many of us could proudly display a bumper sticker that says “Say no to debt, I’m debt free”.(Please do not e-mail me about drug addicts and alcoholics.“I don’t have time.” For the amount of time it takes you to drive to some place, wait for them to take your order and then wait for them to prepare your order, I can give you 10 menus or more that would take less time for you to prepare at home.“I’m too busy.” If you are too busy to take time to feed your family, something that is a necessity of life, then you too busy.