Faith Finds Its Hope A man that had leprosy came to Jesus. The man bowed on his knees and begged Jesus, "You have the power to heal me if you want." -- Mark 1:40 (ERV) : Sometimes we come to the Lord for help simply out of habit. Sometimes we come with a sense of entitlement, arrogantly approaching him as if he owes us something. Humility is not really part of our modern vocabulary. Begging is not in our nature or in our experience. We very much need to learn from this leper: we come to God out of great need, begging for healing, and fully confident that he can heal if he chooses to do so. When is the last time you threw yourself on the mercy of the Lord? When was the last time you physically knelt in prayer in the presence of the Lord? Let's throw off the shackles of our false pride and pseudo-sophistication and recognize our place in the presence of the Almighty God and his Son and our Savior.