Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
January 17, 2019 - Thursday
Gospel: Mark 1:40-45
Touch of Compassion
Today's Gospel is about Jesus' meeting with a leper and His response to His request to be made clean.
Moved with compassion, He stretched out His hand and touched Him. He knew that what He was doing was risky, for that time no one would dare to touch or go near anyone who suffered with this kind of sickness - an aunclean and defiled as this leper. But Jesus did touch him as He was motivated by deep feeling of compassion and pity for the leper.
Aa followers of Christ, we are also called to extend our hands of compassion to our brothers and sisters. As He identifies Himself with the least among them. As we respond to their needs, we also respond to Jesus. And in touching them, we also touch Jesus.