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Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 8,1-4): Then a leper came forward. He knelt before him and said, «Sir, if you want to, you can make me clean». When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed him. Then a leper came forward. He knelt before him and said, «Sir, if you want to, you can make me clean». Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, «I want to, be clean again». At that very moment the man was cleansed from his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, «See that you do not tell anyone, but go to the priest, have yourself declared clean, and offer the gift that Moses ordered as proof of it».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we see an example of how we should ask things to God: with a strong faith. There is no better argument than this: "If you want, you can make me clean" And, because the Lord loves us infinitely, He has no choice but to answer: "I am willing, be clean". But to God we must ask "well” and, in addition, only "good things".

-- To ask for good things, which are worth: this is not so easy! More often than not we ask what we "like" the most, but not "the best". Want a trick? ask for the needs of others. The Virgin Mary did so and it worked out very well.