SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #152
And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: "Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee." (Matt. 9:2)
THE COMPASSION OF JESUS ON REPENTANT SINNERS: He lovingly addressed the sick man as "son," and consoled him.
[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.](1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)