Ten lepers. Ten healings. One in ten, gave thanks.
What do you make of that?
I wonder what the statistics of gratitude are among the community and in the Church?
If it is just one in ten, that’s rather shocking and very sad.
Does our worship come across as being of praise and thanksgiving?
Is our speech characterised by gratitude, or by complaint?
The one leper who turned back, praised God with a loud voice, and prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him.
And Jesus noted that he was a Samaritan.
Not one of the religious and the so-called righteous.
Not one of the nine who were schooled in faith, yet, Jesus said to this one leper, this Samaritan, Get up and go on your way. Your faith has made you well!
Who was made well?
Who was the one with faith?
Are we well?
How is our spiritual health?
Do we regularly check?
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:15, 17)
With love and peace in the Lord, Jennie