With one act of compassion, Jesus shows that the kingdom of heaven isn't coming with an army, heavy artillery strikes, etc to Make Israel Great Again... the kingdom is already here as Jesus takes things that seem insignificant and gives them massive significance.
Jesus’ ministry is now quite large. People from all over Israel are coming to hear him, to be healed, and have demons removed from them. Sounds amazing right? Well, not everyone thinks so.
Jesus tells a fisherman to do the impossible, touches a leper, and forgives the sin of a cripple who didn’t ask. The kingdom is here!