Good News B12
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Curing a Leper
A leper was a
person who had a skin disease. His body
would be covered in sores that bled and watered with yucky liquids. No one wanted to be near them. No one knew a way to cure the disease. When one particular leper heard about the
He knelt down
in front of
Then the leper was made clean. His skin was smooth. There was no broken skin, and no sores of any kind.
Every time ask God for forgiveness, he
cleans our souls just as
Every morning when we wake up, God is giving us another chance to share his love with other people. Ask others, “Is there something I can do for you today? May I help you fold clothes, Mother? May I help you clean out the garage, Dad? Would you like for me to help you learn to ride your bike, Sister? Brother, do you want help making that kite? Grandma, do you want help putting on your jacket? Grandpa, may I help you wash your car? Friend, would you like me to play your favorite game with you? This can be your way of thanking God for the love he has given you.
It is truly amazing how much love and help comes back to you when you most need it. God furnishes your needs lovingly.
Say the “Our Father” and ask God to show you how he wants you to share the love he has given you. Look in the mirror, you are a beautiful child of God with many gifts to share with others. God loves you very much and thanks you for helping spread his love around the world.
“Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
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