Leprosy forced people to leave their families and community. A leper’s isolation must have felt like a living death. Therefore, Jesus didn’t only heal the leper physically, he also restored to him the life he had lost. The leper’s new physical life points to the eternal life that God’s Son offers everyone who believes in him. Draw a picture or imagine what life was like for the leper both before and after he met Jesus. Reflect on how Jesus has changed your life. Today’s Readings: 1 John 5:5–13; Psalm 147:12–13, 14–15, 19–20; Luke 5:12–16.
© 2019 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Written by Edrianne Ezell. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago on February 27, 2019.