12th Week, Ordinary Time : Friday 28th June, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Cure of Leper” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus emphatically desired to cure the leper.  This is because “leprosy” causes great sufferings: from the disease and the rejections from families, social and religious communities.  Ponder on, “The “leprosy” that causes the greatest sufferings in today’s world is the rejection of God; and thus, the loss of the real purpose in life.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 8:1-4

After Jesus had come down from the mountain large crowds followed him. A leper now came up and bowed low in front of him. ‘Sir.’ he said, ‘if you want to, you can cure me.’

     Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said, ‘Of course I am want to! Be cured!’ And his leprosy was cured at once. Then Jesus said to him, ‘Mind you do not tell anyone, but go and show yourself to the priest and make the offering prescribed by Moses, as evidence for them.’