Ask and you will be healed

Posted in homily by frtonys on June 26, 2020

In the Gospel, Jesus comes down from the mount.  He had just finished delivering His sermon on the mount and He is met by a leper who seeks to be healed of his leprosy.  The leper says:  “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”  Jesus responds that He wills that the man be healed.  The healing takes place.

What you have to understand, lepers” were separated from their families and society and considered ritually unclean.  In addition, they were treated as sinners who had been punished by God with a contagious disease.  

Jesus rewards the trusting Faith of a humble leper who has the courage to approach Him in public with trusting Faith in Jesus’ power to heal him.  In all humility he kneels down and says to Jesus, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.”  Jesus violates the social taboo against touching a leper, and He heals the leper by a single command, “I will; be clean.

We all need healing from our spiritual leprosy. It is sin that we carry with us that keeps us unclean. Jesus is our Savior who wants to heal us. Since Jesus is not afraid to touch our deepest impurities, let us not try to hide them from him. Just as the lepers cried out to Jesus for healing, let us also ask him to heal us every night before we go to sleep from the spiritual leprosy of sins,

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