This text does not focus on the social or physical condition, but rather the spiritual condition of the leper. We can connect to the leper in this sense. The leper asks for cleanliness not healing necessarily. Just like the leper, we are unclean before God except through Christ.
The way Peter is called is the central focus of this narrative. The setting is at the sea of Galilee, here it is called the lake of Gennesaret. Jesus has left a city to teach other cities about the Kingdom of God. Jesus gets into Simon’s boat to teach although there were probably many […]
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