The Gospel Through a Franciscan Lens – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Fr. Christopher
Fr. Christopher Panagoplos, TOR, reminds us in his most recent homily for Sunday, February 11th, 2024, the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, that Jesus can heal our sinfulness just as he healed the leprosy of the unfortunate man in today’s gospel.
“Jesus knows this law as well as any other rabbi of His day. But He chooses to break the law in a most deliberate and decisive way—He actually stretches out His hand and touches the leper who came for a cure. Touches him. Inexcusable! Irresponsible! But it works! Jesus’ tender touch makes the leper clean—without the benefit of Dial, Tide, or Suave.”