May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/021515.cfm

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean. Then, warning the him sternly, he dismissed him at once.  

He said to him, “See that you tell no one anything, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them.” 

The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter. He spread the report abroad so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly. He remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to him from everywhere. 

The leper came humbly to our Lord and asked for what He wanted. Do you ask for what you want? Do you do it humbly? Sometimes we get arrogant and demand our healing from Jesus, expecting that He do our will and not His. We can learn some lessons from this Leper. If we come humbly to God, not expecting our will to be done, but His, our lives will be healed and filled with the joy of the Lord. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always remember to come to you in humility, allowing your will to be done not. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.

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