“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. ~Jesus
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is BY FAITH from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live BY FAITH.”
As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”
All you have to do is ASK. No pomp and circumstance is needed:
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Jesus also said we would know a tree by its fruit. It's Friday. Tell me something GOOD:
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. ~Jesus
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. ~Jesus
Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Jesus saw their FAITH and their sins were forgiven. Seems pretty simple but people make this concept difficult:
When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” Luke 5:20
Praise the LORD , all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD .