When Jesus meets those who have been marginalized by their ailments, He reaches out to them. He does not expect the leper to go to Him. Jesus goes to the leper. A follower of Jesus must be strong enough to reach out to those on the margins. It is only when we risk touching the unclean that God’s work can begin. O God, help me to be courageous enough to risk everything for you. May Your Spirit strengthen my resolve to reach out to those put aside by others.