Jesus Heals a Leper

40A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” 41Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!” 42Immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. 43After sternly warning him he sent him away at once, 44saying to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” 45But he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to spread the word, so that Jesus could no longer go into a town openly, but stayed out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter. (Mark 1:40-45, NRSV)

Jesus healed the leper and told him to go and show himself to the priest. This was so he could be restored to the community. His disease took him out of the community. Being healed could restore him as long as the priest said he was clean.

Jesus followed the law that was for the good of community.

What do we do for the good of the community?

Published by asacredrebel

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