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.