•Sin spreads like Leprosy•
Leprosy does still exist in remote parts of the world. Fortunately, modern medicine has developed a cure for leprosy. Similarly, sin also exists in our world and fortunately, we do have the cure.
Like leprosy, sin starts off slowly many times without us even noticing. Slowly spreading we take our sin lightly until we have gone deeper than ever imagined. Satan the father of lies leads us down the road of confusion, destruction and wants to keep us in our shame.
Good news we have the Cure! The Church has a hospital called The Confessional, and Jesus is the surgeon. He wants to lead you down a road of life abundantly to the steam of living water. He wants to restore and heal YOU. Ask Jesus to heal what has been done badly. Desire to be washed clean. For you are not the sum of your sin and weakness, but of God’s love for you. It’s not too late to change paths. Return to Him, return to this sacrament of forgiveness, be washed clean.
“A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged Him and said,
“If you wish, you can make me clean.”
Moved with pity, He stretched out His hand,
touched him, and said to him,
“I will it. Be made clean.”
Leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.
Then, warning him sternly, He dismissed him at once.
He said to him, “See that you tell no one anything,
but go, show yourself to the priest
and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;
that will be proof for them.”
The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.
He spread the report abroad
so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.
He remained outside in deserted places,
and people kept coming to him from everywhere.” Mark 1:40-45