8 Now when Jesus had come down from the mountain, large crowds followed him. 2 A man with a skin disease came, kneeled before him, and said, “Lord, if you want, you can make me clean.” 3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched him, saying, “I do want to. Become clean.” Instantly his skin disease was cleansed. 4 Jesus said to him, “Don’t say anything to anyone. Instead, go and show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded. This will be a testimony to them.” Matthew 8:1-
"A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, 'If you are willing, you can make me clean.'" Mark 1:40
12 Jesus was in one of the towns where there was also a man covered with a skin disease. When he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged, “Lord, if you want, you can make me clean.” 13 Jesus reached out his hand, touched him, and said, “I do want to. Be clean.” Instantly, the skin disease left him. 14 Jesus ordered him not to tell anyone. “Instead,” Jesus said, “go and show yourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses instructed. This will be a testimony to them.” 15 News of him spread even more and huge crowds gathered to listen and to be healed from their illnesses. Luke 5:12-15
Jesus heals a man with leprosy in these readings, but rather than having him go tell everyone what He did, He tells him to go to the priests and give offerings so that he can be declared clean once again. This shows the humility that Jesus had – He did not want to have people say how great He was ; He allowed the actions to speak for themselves.
Let us pray please : Lord God, we pray that we can bring healing to this land of hurt and upset, togetherness to a people who are divided, and love to a world filled with anger and hatred. LORD, please let is be so. In Jesus’ name we pray…..Amen
Yours in Christ , Rollie