Wednesday, April 30, 2008
And he strictly charged him and forthwith sent him away. And he saith to him: "See thou tell no one; but go, shew thyself to the high priest and offer for thy cleansing the things that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them." (Mark 1:43-44)
THE COMMAND OF JESUS TO SUBMIT TO GOD'S PRIESTS: As Christ would not have cured the leper, if he had refused to show himself to the priest, so now no one obtains forgiveness of his sins, unless he reveals them to the priest in confession.
[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.] (1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)