Last time we saw one aspect of the response of the crowd to the teaching they had received in the Sermon on the Mount. Moving on in Matthew’s Gospel, we see another aspect at the beginning of this passage. Then we examine the case of the leper who came to Christ for healing. We answer the following questions:
We see Christ as none other than God in human flesh, powerful to heal, full of compassion for an outcast from society. We see that He is still ready today to receive all who will come to him as the leper did - recognizing his need and in all humility and faith.