We, too, like the leper beg for healing. Through the sacrament of Penance, Jesus Christ heals in us the things that separate us from Him. When we celebrate the Eucharist, we are gathered and reaffirmed as a community of believers. Jesu Christ gives us the healing power of salvation. Over and over we have seen what the power of Christ and His love can do. We only need the heart to be healed and purified. This seems easy enough until the moment we are faced with the temptation to give into our weakness. Like the leper, we need to recognize our sinfulness, seek help for its healing, and turn away from that which infects us. Jesus is always there waiting for us; reaching to touch us. If we wish, Jesus can make us clean!