From today’s Gospel reading:
pity, Jesus stretched out his hand,
the leper and said to him,
"I do will
it. Be made clean."
When Mark describes Jesus healing the man he uses a word that
literally means a snorting in anger (v. 43). The anger wasn’t
directed at the leper, but at the man’s debilitating disease. Anger
is a passion that may move us to act against the injustice leveled
against those without voice, or rights. When we observe an
injustice, see the innocent oppressed, a righteous anger should stir
us to do something about it.
So we ask ourselves: