DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Jesus’ Reputation: In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ reputation continued to grow; more so after curing the leper. Ponder on, “In today’s society, even as Jesus’ Gospel is known, many try to create confusion, division and destruction in the Church and amongst believers. Pray for their conversion.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus was in one of the towns when a man appeared, covered with leprosy. Seeing Jesus he fell on his face and implored him. ‘Sir,’ he said ‘If you want to, you can cure me.’ Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said, ‘I want to!. Be cured!’ At the leprosy left him atonce.
He ordered him to tell no one, ‘But go and show yourself to the priest and make the offering for your healing as Moses prescribed it, as evidence to them.’ His reputation continued to grow, and large crowds would gather to hear him and to have their illnesses cured, but he would always go off to some place where he could be alone and pray.