Leviticus 13: 1-2. 44-46

God  gives a code that ritually deals with disease, which in turn keeps open the eventual return of the suffering person to the community.


1 Corinthians 10: 31 – 11:1

Paul urges the Corinthians to be imitators of Christ, especially through their gracious behaviour towards others.


Mark 1: 40-45

Jesus heals a leper and restores him to the fullness of membership in Israel’s worshipping community.