Being Catholic lets us make connections that cure “Leprosy of the soul”. #4.

Seeing The Light of God is the first step to curing “Leprosy of the soul”.  The second step?  Letting The Light that has taken form in His Words shine in our minds.


Question 1:  “How does being Catholic let us cure ‘Leprosy of the soul’?”

Answer:  “Leprosy disfigures the body the way disobedience disfigures our soul.  Being Catholic heals souls from the disfiguring disease that stops us from ‘beholding God’ in Today’s Reading in Psalms 42:2-3 and 43:3-4:

“My soul is at thirst for the living God.  When shall I go and behold the face of God?” precedes and follows these readings:

Send forth Your light and Your fidelity;  they shall lead me on and bring me to Your holy mountain, to Your dwelling place (That’s Heaven!).

Then will I go in to the altar of God, the God of my gladness and joy;  then will I give You thanks upon the harp, O God, my God!’  (that music only come from a soul whose pure sounds of prayer are no longer distorted by ‘Leprosy of the soul’.)


Question 2:  “How did The Prophet Elisha cure Naaman, the Aramaic King’s military commander, of leprosy?”

Answer:  “Naaman was cured by obeying other ‘servants’!  First, Naaman was blessed to obey the Jewish ‘servant girl’ who advised him to see The Prophet, Elisha.  The King of Aram sent Naaman, his army commander, to Elisha with 750 pounds of silver, nearly as much as one camel could carry.  He also sent 6,000 gold pieces, ten expensive garments, chariots, and armed men.”


Question 3:  “What did The Prophet Elisha, another of ‘God’s servants’, tell Naaman to do in 2 Kgs 5:1-15?”

Answer:  “After some objections, Naaman obeyed Elisha’s order to ‘Go and wash seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will heal, and you will be clean.’


Question 4:  “Did another ‘servant of God’, John The Baptist, wash away ‘Leprosy of the soul’ by Baptizing in The Jordan River?”

Answer:  “Only Catholics can make This Connection:  Jesus was also ‘Baptized in The Jordan River’ because His Mother, Mary, was another one of ‘God’s Jewish servant girls’.  She raised Him to obey Every Word of God’s Prophets who predicted Him!”


Question 5:  “Do Catholics still strive to obey Every Word of God, including The Holy Word with Which Jesus Spoke One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church Into Being:

‘And I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.’

Answer:  “Only Catholics can get all of the ‘keys to The Kingdom of Heaven’ provided by The Seven Catholic Sacraments and have God’s Cure for ‘Leprosy of the soul’.”


Question 7:  “What happened when Jesus spoke The Words of Luke 4:24-30 to ‘people in the synagogue at Nazareth:  ‘Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.’  Then, He reminded them that God saves only those He chooses to save.  ‘God let everyone starve except the widow in Sidon.  There were many lepers, and He only cured Naaman, the Syrian.’

Answer:  “The people were furious!  They wanted to hear that God would save them for being as they chose to be!  ‘They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl Him down headlong.’


Question 8:  “What did Jesus do when they rejected Him?”

Answer:  “Jesus did what He has done with crowds of Willful Protestants for the past 2,000 years!  ‘But He passed through the midst of them and went away.’


May all be blessed to seek the obedience of God’s “servants”.  In this reading, they include the “servant girl”, The Prophet Elisha, Naaman, John The Baptist, Mary (another of God’s “servant girls”), and Jesus Christ, God’s Perfect Servant (and Fulfillment of The Prophecies!), and not one person in “the synagogue at Nazareth”.

May we all be cured of every disfiguring “leprosy of the soul” that would make our soul into a visible offense to God at His Judgment of our soul.


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