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Sunday 10/9-15 (C51)

Luke 17:11-19

Leper Sets Example

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."

90% of All Lepers Miss the Point

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Showing yourself to the priest(s) was necessary to regain admittance into the Jewish community. Of the 10 lepers, only one returned to give thanks to Jesus, and he was a Samaritan. The lesson for us could just be to understand how seldom we give thanks to God for the good things that happen to us. Fortunately, it's never too late to improve our statistics.

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