Today's gospel reading is one of my favorites -- the paralytic's friends can't get him in to see Jesus, so they climb up on the roof and lower him down. Can you imagine how important it was for them to see Jesus, that they would do such a thing?
The thought brings up community as well--the paralytic couldn't do this by himself, but he depended on his friends to help out. And they did, probably to their own discomfort and trouble.
Today was our last day of classes, and on we move to exams and the Christmas break. I'm looking forward to the time off school, time to do other things!