Saturday 11 January 2020

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Saturday 11 January 2020 WORD of the DAY Now there was a man full of leprosy in one of the towns where he was; and when he saw Jesus, he fell prostrate, pleaded with him, and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I do will it. Be made clean.” And the leprosy left him immediately. (Luke 5: 12-13) How shall I live this Word? The necessary and sufficient condition for receiving attention and healing from Jesus is to recognize ourselves as sick, as this figure of the leper teaches us and that we could define as the patient par excellence. As long as we are surrounded by the tremendous and putrid leprosy which is sin, we are deprived of the original beauty and we obscure our resemblance to God. One of the most decisive operations of the Holy Spirit when He acts in us, is to convince us about our sin. Docile to the action of the Spirit, we mature a more attentive and penetrating gaze on our own gestures, on our ways of thinking, on our attitudes, on our...