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Sunday Homily – 11 February 2024

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Gospel: Mark 1: 40-45

“I do will. Be made clean,” Jesus is repeating the same phrase, he is repeating it for you. He did not blame the leper for being unclean, nor did he blame anyone else for his leprosy. Instead, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and healed him.

Lepers in those times were considered unclean and were banned from having contact with the community. They were considered unclean both socially and religiously. A regular person ran the risk of rendering himself unclean by touching a leper.

Jesus turned the table once and for all. By the simple act of touching the leper, he was made clean. When the leper and Jesus came in contact, the well-being got transferred, and not the disgusting illness. That is a miracle possible only with Jesus.

Leprosy is no longer a dreaded disease now. But there are many affected by spiritual leprosy that keep them unclean and restrict them from freely interacting with society and with God. It could be the sins of the past, fear, shame, or personal reservations.

Let us not be afraid to approach Jesus and pray like the leper saying, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Jesus wants to touch you and heal you. Let no one, nothing stop you from approaching Jesus. It is His holy wish that everyone is clean to the core. Yes, He is waiting for you with His healing hands. Approach Jesus today itself.

Amen.

Fr. Bobby Joseph CMI
Fr. Bobby Joseph CMIhttps://www.catholicgallery.org/
Hello, I am Fr. Bobby Joseph CMI, a Catholic priest belonging to the Indian Carmelite order, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), founded by three pious 19th-century priests: Fr. Thomas Palackal, Fr. Thomas Porukara, and St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara. Currently, I work as a missionary priest working in Peru. May God bless you all!

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