“Lord, if you wish, You can make me clean.” We hear next that Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him and declared him to be clean. he was a leper. Remember the picture of Pope Francis touching the man with the disfigured face? Do we go out of our way to touch the “disfigured?” Maybe, they are disfigured on the outside or, maybe, on the inside. Many people need our compassion and love. We need to care.