Contributed by William Mouser on Feb 19, 2006
In healing the leper, Jesus showed his power not only over disease but all that disease represents in this world: the corruption and chaos of sin.
Psalm 42, 2 Kings 5:1-15, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Mark 1:40-45
Jesus Heals the Leper
The miracle of healing which Mark records in today’s gospel lesson might seem, at first, to present a kind of contradiction in Jesus’ own ministry at this point. After Jesus has been mobbed all night long in