On the outside looking in until Jesus stretched out his hand.
Jesus’ miracle in today’s Gospel not only cures the leper, but also integrates a marginazlied person back into society. In making him clean, the leper was able to return into the human family. With Jesus, no one is outside the great family of the sons and daughters of God. All are part of the reign of God.
So many people are marginalized today, left out or made to feel less. The action of Jesus is an invitation for us to ensure that none of God’s sons and daughters are outcast, that we welcome and respect all people.
How can you and your family model Jesus’ action? Do you know someone who is reaching for your stretched out hand?
May you help someone who is on the outside looking in to remember their place in God’s family.
About Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C.
Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!