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Are You a Leper?

Now a leper came to him and fell to his knees, asking for help. “If you are willing, you can make me clean,” he said. 41 Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be clean!” Mark 1:40-41 (NET)


Leprosy, thank God, is a disease that is treatable in the world today. Yet, in Jesus’ day, it was not. You became an outcast if this dreadful disease came upon you. Your faith community barred you from participation, and no one dared to invite you to any social gathering. You felt the sting of bitter isolati