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The Leper and Evangelization

Cycle BOrdinary TimeWeek 6

by Bishop Robert BarronFebruary 11, 2018


Our Gospel this week gives us one of the great scenes of healing in the ministry of Jesus, and as is usually the case, the Gospel writer composes the scene in such a way that it becomes an icon of the spiritual life in general. In our sickness, our weakness, our shame, our sin, our oddness—lots of us feel like this leper. And once we’ve been healed by the Lord, we feel the obligation to tell the world about it. 

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46
Psalm - Psalm 32:1-11
Reading 2 - 1 Corinthians 10:31 - 11:1
Gospel - Mark 1:40-45