Desert Reflections: Moved with pity

The English rendering of the Greek “σπλαγχνισθεὶς” in today’s gospel as “moved with pity,” doesn’t do justice the visceral sense of the Greek.  Fr Peter suggests “Jesus’ bowels were stirred” might be better.  Jesus calls us to respond to those around us in need in the same authentic, visceral way – from the very depth of our being.

Today’s Readings

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron … “The one who bears the sore of leprosy … shall cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean!’ As long as the sore is on him.”
LV 13:1-2, 44-46

Do everything for the glory of God.
1 COR 10:31—11:1

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.”
MK 1:40-45

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