Being a leper in ancient times was often a fate worse than death. This disease could not be treated until the 20th c. The Leper in the Gospel lesson sets out in faith to find Jesus, the only hope for cleansing and healing of both his body and soul.
Lesson: Deuteronomy 4:5-13, 32-40
Epistle: Romans 13:1-7
Gospel: St. Matthew 8:1-13