Jesus the image of God - Mark 1:40-45
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. What is this good news? The exile has ended and the glory of God is once again amongst God’s people. The reign of God is begun.
To understand any of that Mark offers us the story of Jesus – the one who lives and holds within his person the character and nature of God. In this story of Jesus healing the leper we are given “an image of a God who is compassionate; reaches out to touch us in love; is so willing and eager to embrace us in healing, forgiveness, and grace; and eagerly embraces the pain and sin of the world out of love for us, for us and the whole wide world we live in.” And we are left wondering what is our place in this story?