Sunday October 9, 2022
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Leprous skin was untouchable. The wounds contagious and visible. The person invisible and isolated. The skin wounds became soul deep. The person became the disease.
Jesus touches the leper. He steps into the isolation. He heals the soul’s wounds. Jesus touches the person with love that unites and heals.
Gratitude healed the leper. Gratefulness on his lip’s changed his life and healed the wounds of his soul. Gratitude brought the leper back into communion with family and community. Gratefulness birth’s faith, hope and love.
Jesus teaches us that only he can touch what is untouchable within us. His grace is more than skin deep. He challenges us to be grateful every day. We come to him wounded and he sends us forth living in the mystery of gratefulness and faith.
“Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”