Monday Gospel

“A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, ‘If you wish, you can make me clean.’” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, ‘I do will it.  Be made clean.’  The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.

Mother Teresa admitted that when she encountered her first leper she was repulsed and walked away, only to be moved to return and touch that person as she asked herself, ‘Would Jesus have done that?” That was the moment of her conversion.

Notice that Jesus was moved by pity so touched and healed him.

Ask for the grace to respond as Jesus would to a “leper” (anyone whose appearance or disposition is repulsive to you).

Heritage word—“In the strength of God, in confidence in our good Jesus, nothing will be too hard, no struggle, too strenuous nor too long.”

(Mother Mary Cecilia, 3rd Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

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