6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

February 12, 2018


Today’s readings offer a contrast between the Law of Moses and its fulfillment in Christ.  According to the Law of Moses, what happened to a person with leprosy?

But how did Jesus respond?

It happens a lot in the beginning of his ministry. . . Jesus healing people but not want them to say anything.  Doesn’t it seems counter-intuitive?  Doesn’t Jesus want people to know he who he is?  Isn’t this the whole idea?

But there is a difference between loving the person and loving the performance.  How many great love stories begin with a person of great importance (a prince or princess; a celebrity or wealthy person) pretending to be a normal person in order to find true love?  Who you love, we seem to understand, is about who the person is, not what they can do.


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