I love the leper in today's Gospel. He basically prays the prayer: "Thy will be done." When he comes to Jesus for healing. He doesn't just ask Jesus to heal him, but says: :If Thou will it..." and of course Jesus does will it.
I offer you today a reprint of a post I wrote back in 2009 on this Gospel passage. In that post I talk about how we can suffer from spiritual leprosy due to our sins. Jesus wants to heal us, but we have to approach him with the humility and trust of the leper from the Gospel. We should also never assume God's will, but always pray Thy will be done or in the words of the leper, If Thou will it.
My post, as well as the message of this Gospel passage, also go well with a series Mary at The Beautiful Gate(see link at end of post) has written on dealing with our emotions in physical and spiritual healing. If you have not read her posts on this, I urge you to do so.
God does want to heal us, but we have to meet Him half way. As the Psalm says: When we hear His voice, we should not harden our hearts (see Psalm 95). We should open them, and be ready to do the work He requires of us.
There are links to Mary's posts on dealing with our emotions at the end of this post. Here is the reprint of my 2009 post...