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Gospel Reflection

Would any of you who are parents
give your child a wētā when asked for a fish?
Bad as you are, you know what to give your children;
how much more will the heavenly Father
give to those who ask.

Gospel Reading - Jesus Cleanses a Leper

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1Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the hillside.

2Look! A leper is approaching. He kneels before him, worshiping. “Sir,” the leper pleads, “if you want to, you can heal me.”

3Jesus touches the man. “I want to,” he says. “Be healed.” And instantly the leprosy disappears.

4Then Jesus says to him, “Don’t stop to talk to anyone;a go right over to the priest to be examined; and take with you the offering required by Moses’ law for lepers who are healed—a public testimony of your cure.”

. . . . .Matthew 8:1-4
  1. literally, “See you tell no man.”

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
     hallowed be your name,
     your kingdom come,
     your will be done,
          on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
     as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
     and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
     now and for ever.
Amen.