Video: 6th Ordinary – I DO WILL!
That’s right. We tell no one. We should bring back the former leper. He was a better public relations person than we. Or we should become like the bishop. As the scene opens, Jesus is walking out of the Galilean mountains. He has delivered His famous sermon on the Beatitudes. He is about to take off the academic gown and hood of the scholar and put on the mantle of the miracle worker. Though Mark’s Gospel is the shortest, it contains the most miracles. Christ was being followed by a huge mob. As He approached a town, a desperate man broke through the crowd and painfully got to his knees before Jesus. The crowd ran away in horror. The fellow was our unnamed leper. Leprosy was a common disease in Palestine. In its late stages, the illness is a bad scene.
Father Martino Nguyen Ba Thong