On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”
Food For Thought:
When I read this passage of Scripture, I can’t help but think of thankfulness. One man turns back around and thanks Jesus for healing him. An attitude of gratitude is an important thing. We need to thank those who have had a positive effect on our lives. Think of one person that has made a lasting difference in your life and if they are still living, reach out to them in thanks.
God, we are thankful for the ways in which you move in our lives. Guide us to be ever mindful of those people in our lives that have made an impact. Help us to be your thankful people, because we have much to be thankful for. In your holy and sacred name we pray, Amen.