| Sun February 19, 2023 | Luke 5:12-16

Unclean. A word that would cause people to alter course quickly. The unclean were to be avoided because to assccciate with them would make you unclean. But when Jesus encountered the unclean He did not alter course He altered lives, including how we view the unclean, the outcast, the untouchable. Jesus’ humanity reminds us of the image we bear and validates our own human experience. But when the unclean encounters Jesus, it does not change Jesus, rather changes the unclean. This is good news for everyone.