A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Today’s lepers

More and more today, the people who are treated most like the lepers of old are the people with whom we disagree.

Liberals and conservatives not only shun each other, they shun those who aren’t as “pure” in their ideology and practice.

In today’s Gospel (Mark 1:40-45), our Lord stretches out his hand and touches the untouchable leper.

We must indeed hold fast to the truth and seek to share that truth with all.

We should also be mindful of our personal weaknesses and vulnerabilities, so that in reaching out we ourselves do not fall.

Yet mindful of all these things, we need to imitate Christ and reach out with his love and his truth even to the lepers of today.