Hear the word of the lord
This miracle contains a double level of cultural tension. The main character in our story is both a leper and a Samaritan. Samaritans were disliked by Jews for intermarrying and for giving up their faith. The idea of a Samaritan leper receiving God’s help was hugely shocking to many. As these people, both and lepers had been written off as ever being worthy to receive the grace of God.