Thursday, January 11, 2018

Of Course He Wants to

A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees: ‘If you want to’ he said ‘you can cure me.’ Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. ‘Of course I want to!’ he said. ‘Be cured!’ And the leprosy left him at once and he was cured.

Jesus is touched with compassion for the begging leper, an extreme outcast. Jesus breaks all the taboos of the day and touches the leper and heals him.

I love this story. It says so much about Jesus’attitude to me, a sick beggar when compared to his holiness. “Of course I want to lift you up, free you, heal you Mike” he says to me. A good attitude for me to approach Jesus is shown by the leper... on my knees.

Lord Jesus, touch me with your healing touch this day. Lift me up so I may glorify you.
Little Flower, please pray for me.

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