"Some men came carrying a
paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him
before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this
because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on
his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in
front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, 'Friend,
your sins are forgiven'" (Luke 5:18-20).