Serving the Word: 11th November


Luke 17, 11-19:
“One of the ten lepers, seeing that he was healed, turned back praising God with a loud cry and fell at Jesus’ feet, giving Him thanks.

In today’s healing in the Gospel, of the ten lepers healed, only one turns back praising God with a loud cry and giving thanks to Jesus.
And this was a foreigner, a Samaritan.
He did not consider himself worthy of Jesus’ attention.
The other nine, full of pride for being Jews, consider that Jesus did for them what he had to do because it was due to them.
A grateful person knows that nothing is owed to them and that any service rendered to them is a free gift.
But only the grateful one, the foreign Samaritan, was saved by Jesus and not just healed.
The others were healed but not saved.
It was the Samaritan who truly experienced the love and merciful friendship of Jesus that saved him.
And all because he returned to give thanks.
Live in gratitude and thanksgiving for all you have received. Turn to Jesus many times today to thank him for his love, his mercy and his salvation.
Be thankful also for the good day that the Lord will give you today.
Good day.

Antonio Maria Sanjuan Marin, cmf


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