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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