In a needless display of religiosity, we sometimes tend to command God when we pray. We tell him what he must do rather than assenting to his divine will. However, in the sample given to us on how to pray, we are supposed to dispose ourselves to God’s will here on earth (Matthew 6:9-10) as did the leprous man in our reflection passage today (Mark 1:40).
Leprosy is a very contagious and deadly disease – worse during bible times (Leviticus 13:1-46, Mark 1:44), yet the leprous man simply pleaded: If you want to you can cure me! (Mark 1:40). What a beautiful way to pray! He did not command or decree as some of us do nowadays. His was a personal profession of profound faith.
We must all strive to emulate his example; the result can only be imagined (Mark 1:41).
Reflection Passage For Today: Mark 1:40-45
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