Cleansed By Jesus
Homily Jesus can and choose to make us clean.
Three Points of the Homily:
1. Shame of Leprosy
In our gospel today, we see the plight of the shame of the leper. Leprosy was the most dreaded disease in the ancient world. Although little was known then of the origin of the sickness it was clearly known to be contagious and therefore greatly feared. It was the AIDS of the first century. Can you imagine the emotional pain brought by isolation and rejection? He is cut off from his friends and loved ones and has to live outside the camp, either alone, or