Healing Hand

A leper came to Him and pleaded on his knees: 'If You want to' he said 'You can cure me.' Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him. 'Of course I want to!' He said. 'Be cured'

Mark 1:40-41
Leviticus 13:1-2,44-46; Psalms 32:1-2,5,11; I Corinthians 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45

Down through the Ages, in an attempt to make sense of a troubled world, man created myth. And one of those familiar myths is the story in Greek mythology of Pandora, the first woman. There are many versions of the Pandora story, but according to one of the most common, Prometheus stole fire from heaven and brought it down to mortal men. Whereupon, the chief god, Zeus, was so angry that he created women as a punishment. The other gods decided to cooperate and they provided certain gifts for this first woman, Pandora. Aphrodite gave her beauty, Hermes gave her cunning, and other gods contributed, until finally it came the turn of Zeus himself. He gave her a box -— Pandora’s Box -— in which he had placed all of the blessings he intended mankind to have. He instructed Pandora to deliver them to man. But there was one condition: under no circumstances was Pandora to open the lid and look inside the box. Her…

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