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Liturgical day: Sunday 6th (C) in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mk 1,40-45): A leper came to Jesus and begged Him, «If you so will, you can make me clean». Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, «I will; be clean». A leper came to Jesus and begged him, «If you so will, you can make me clean». Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, «I will; be clean». The leprosy left the man at once and he was made clean. As Jesus sent the man away, he sternly warned him, «Don't tell anyone about this, but go and show yourself to the priest and for the cleansing bring the offering ordered by Moses; in this way you will make your declaration». However, as soon as the man went out, he began spreading the news everywhere, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter any town. But even though he stayed in the rural areas, people came to him from everywhere.

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus Christ does a big miracle: he cures a leper. Leprosy was an incurable, and indeed mortal disease. What was worst was that lepers where cast out from society. But Jesus does not cast anybody out… rather, with his divine love he is eager to cure all things.

- All things! Yes, God can take all things! The only thing we've got to do is to ask Him like that leper did, with faith, with strength, with a conviction that God listens to us.