Breaking Down Barriers
Throughout Jesus’ life, he is routinely breaking down barriers that keep us from true communion with God and true communion with each other. In the case of the man with leprosy, with a simple touch, Jesus turns his world right side up. Because Jesus made him clean, he reenters society and begins life afresh with community. Because of Jesus’ touch, he can return once again to the temple and find a presence with God. And with a simple touch, Jesus continues to wage war against the forces of darkness that divide us. Jesus comes to make all things new and all things clean.