A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 12 February

6th Sunday of the Year.

Leviticus 13: 1-2, 44-46; Psalm 32;
1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45.

Take Jesus at his word.

The leper asked Jesus: ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ The leper had no right in law to speak to anyone. He was banished outside the camp. But Jesus meets the demands of human need with great compassion. He stretched out his hand and touched him. To Jesus the leper was not unclean, just a desperate human being. Jesus said: “Be made clean.” The leper was healed. Jesus warned the man not to tell anyone what had happened. But the cured man told everyone. I am cleansed by Christ in Baptism. I wish to spread his word faithfully.

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