Friends, our first reading for this Sunday is a section of the marvelous story of Naaman the Syrian from the Second Book of Kings. The spiritual lesson is this: where you stumble, dig for treasure. We all have some leprosy—some ailment or struggle or weakness that embarrasses us or makes us suffer. Precisely because it leads us on the path of humility, this leprosy, this debility, leads us to God.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – 2 Kgs 5:14-17
Psalm – Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
Reading 2 – 2 Tm 2:8-13
Gospel – Lk 17:11-19