Here’s some “inspiration” for the John 5:1-8 Text reading in Sacred Space, I think it’s more of raising questions we need to hear than being very “motivating” – more of helping us to “move on”.
“What a strange question Jesus asked: Do you want to be made well? Yet for those who have been sick for years, a cure is a jolting change in their lives, from dependence and care to managing for themselves. Do I really want to be healed of all the physical and spiritual ailments I complain of? Am I ready for a change in my life?”