As we look back at how [leopars in biblical times] were treated, on what a sad and horrible life these people must have lived, we can't help but be moved with pity. [...]
It's tough to find a better real life analogy of sin than leprosy. Like people with leprosy of the body, poeple can also have leprosy of the soul. Sin so often begins slowly, but steadily grows. It causes our soul to become numb and decay one piece at a time. If left untreated, it brings about a slow death.
But I wonder what we'd see if when we looked at a person we saw their soul instead of their body. Since we all have sinned, we would see a world full of lepers of varying degrees.
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