Leprosy wasn’t the problem. It’s a sign of a much deeper problem. And that problem still affects us today. Not only have we been given the cure to that problem, but we have also become the instrument of that cure for everyone else.
Jesus continues to performs “works of power” within us by the Spirit. This whole day is meant to be a day to revel in this, revel in being recreated, here and now. We will be sent out the other six days, and the Spirit will work through us to renew the world. But for one day, on this one day we rest. We allow the Lord to come and to perform his works of power within us.
What Jesus is announcing is the good (and extremely dangerous) news that God’s kingdom, His reign, His authority over all the world—God’s kingdom is arriving and breaking in, through him. Our response? Repent and believe. Easier said than done.
We rarely announce a Presence which saves. We presupposed all that Christianity stuff—as in, Jesus’ Presence, the new horizon and a decisive direction in our life—and we go straight to what we are supposed to do.
Our King is not coercive; he is a beggar.
Nuestro Rey no es coercitivo; el es un mendigo
All of history centers on one single event: the Paschal Mystery.
The Lord is trying to share his life with us, but that means we have to first be willing to share our life with Him.
El Señor está tratando de compartir su vida con nosotros, pero eso significa que primero debemos estar dispuestos a compartir nuestra vida con Él.
The Lord is truly at work in your life, desperately trying to break into your heart.