In Jesus’ day, lepers were separated from the rest of society. They were outcasts and labeled “unclean.”
People were more afraid of getting what lepers had and less concerned about the needs of the lepers.
Jesus reached across the boundary.
In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy.
When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”
Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared. (Luke 5.12, 13)
Jesus reached out and touched the man even though he was unclean. That’s what grace does… it reaches across boundaries.
When grace and the “unclean” collide, grace always wins.
We need to be less afraid of people and more full of grace for people!
Enlarge your circle of influence. Reach across boundaries. Love. Bless. Include.
Reach out with grace towards others and live the adventure today!