November 13, 2013 by bobet888
“Ten were cleansed, were they not?
Where are the other nine?
Has none but this foreigner
returned to give thanks to God?”
Luke 17 : 11 – 19
|November 13, 2013 Bible Reading and Gospel|
In their burst of joy nine of the cured ten forget to say “thank you.” We often do the same; we forget to say thanks in the joy of a moment when someone has really helped us or resolved a major problem for us.
What really catches Jesus’ attention is the fact that only one person comes back to express his words of gratitude. Doesn’t this passage remind us of how rare is the virtue of gratitude in the human heart? The cured Samaritan’s faith has saved him, and it wouldn’t be rash of us to think that he used especially well the new gift of health the Lord had given him. Those who are really grateful for what they receive from God generally use more zealously and profitably the gifts they are given.