Jesus and the Leper

Jesus Heals the Leper, by Rembrandt (1655-60)

12th Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)

Matthew 8:1-4

“Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” 

The leper represents all of us in need of divine mercy. In the eyes of Jesus there are no untouchables, pariahs, outcasts or rejects.… Read the rest