The Gospel story of the healing of the leper is full of emotion. The man is invited to re-connect with the community, signaling the end of his isolation. The power at work in Jesus cannot be kept secret.
If we read more of the Book of Job than today’s passage, we discover that it doesn’t try to resolve the question of human suffering. Rather it ends by bringing us face to face with the very mystery of God.
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