Physical pain and suffering caused distress to the leper in today’s gospel. But as we try to imagine his experience, the loneliness, and isolation in which he was forced to live, seem perhaps to be an even bigger burden.
So it can be for us as well. So it has been for many even before COVID. How so? Well, last week talked about how the weight of our burdens may end up leaving us feeling lost. Weighed down and unable to raise our head and see the way forward. But those same burdens can have another powerful effect. They can also leave us feeling isolated and alone. Feeling lost.