January 7 - St. Raymond of Peñafort
Now there was a man full of leprosy in one of the towns where he was; and when he saw Jesus, he fell prostrate, pleaded with him, and said, "Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean." Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, "I do will it. Be made clean." And the leprosy left him immediately (Luke 5: 12-13).
Leprosy is a terrible physical sickness. Sin is even worse. Sin is a deadly spiritual sickness. Always remember to go to confession when you have fallen into sin.
Jesus, if you wish you can make me clean.
Impact Sports: How often do I thank God for my health and athletic ability?
Impact Life: Have I complimented my Mom for something this week?