You are clean

The Christian Science Monitor

In the Gospel of Mark, a pitiful man diseased with the scourge called leprosy meekly implored Christ Jesus to heal him. "If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean," he said.

The Master was deeply moved by the man's request. Maybe he was touched by his humility. In defiance of the priestly code that prohibited anyone from even touching a leper, Jesus rested his hand on the man as a father might to reassure a child and gently said, "I will; be thou clean." Mark 1:40, 41. And the man was immediately healed. His joy must have been unutterable.

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