Willing

Jesus once told a leper “I am willing”.
Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man.
“I am willing,” He said.
“Be clean!”
Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.
 
Lepers were outcasts of society.
They lived separately and no one touched them.
Yet Jesus was willing to reach out, touch the man and heal him.
 
Jesus was willing to heal a blind man on the Sabbath.
John 9
He was willing to speak with the woman at the well.
Even though she was a Samaritan and Jewish people were not to
have any contact with them.  Yet Jesus was willing.
 
Jesus was willing to sit with thieves, beggars, tax collectors and sinners.
Jesus was willing to hang on a cross. 
 
How many of us are willing to follow in Jesus’s example?
How many of us will love the unlovable, talk to the homeless,
forgive those who have sinned against us, or help
those who are in need.
 
I am willing!
 
Are you?
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