top of page
  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time ‘b’


“A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said,If you wish, you can make me clean.’” What a beautiful prayer! That poor man didn’t say to Jesus: Please help me and make me clean. He didn’t say: I want you to do something for me; he also didn’t order Jesus to help him. He simply said - Lord, if you wish. Not my wish but yours. Obviously that leper wanted to be healthy again, he wanted to go back to his family, to his friends, and to his daily routine. But still he was so humble and said -- if you wish Lord, you can do it for me. Perhaps we should evaluate our prayer and ask ourselves: Do I come to Jesus with a list of my requests, expecting Him to grant me all my wishes. Or maybe I become impatient and even angry when He does not give me what I want? Just like that leper from the gospel reading today, we should come to Jesus and start our prayer with similar words: Lord, if you wish, you can heal me; if you wish, you can help my friend, if you wish you can stop that terrible war, if you wish you can fix my marriage. But in the end, I believe that you know what is best for me.

40 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page