DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Touched by Jesus” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the man who was cured, was overjoyed, and proclaimed about Jesus to all peoples, even though Jesus told him not to tell anyone about the miracle. Ponder on, “When we are deeply touched by God, we will be filled with great joy; and with God’s graces, we may even be willing to love, serve and die for God.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
A man suffering from a virulent skin-disease came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees saying, ‘If you are willing, you can cleanse me.’ Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said to him, ‘I am willing. Be cleansed.’ And at once the skin-disease left him and he was cleansed.
And at once Jesus sternly sent him away and said to him, ‘Mind you tell no one anything, but go and show yourself to the priest, and make the offering for your cleansing prescribed by Moses as evidence to them.’ The man went away, but then started freely proclaiming and telling the story everywhere, so that Jesus could no longer go openly into any town, but stayed outside in deserted places. Even so, people from all around kept coming to him.