The Cleansing of a Leper
We can only
imagine what it means to be “full of leprosy.” Was the disease so advanced? Was
the leper’s appearance so repulsive? Jesus does not hesitate to go to the man
and give his healing touch. He breaks through all physical and social
prohibitions to help this man.
Prayer: May we be mindful this day of all who have
been pushed to the fringes of society and have the courage to take them by the
hand and draw them into our embrace.