Gospel – Luke 17:11-19

As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem,
he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.
As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him.
They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying,
“Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!”
And when he saw them, he said,
“Go show yourselves to the priests.”
As they were going they were cleansed.
And one of them, realizing he had been healed,
returned, glorifying God in a loud voice;
and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.
He was a Samaritan.
Jesus said in reply,
“Ten were cleansed, were they not?
Where are the other nine?
Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?”
Then he said to him, “Stand up and go;
your faith has saved you.”

Reflection on the Gospel

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

What did the Samaritan know that the others did not?
Did the other nine have the sense of entitlement that is seen in so many students?
Do I neglect to give thanks to God because I think I deserve all the good things I receive?
I give thanks  to God because I know that all good things come from his almighty hand.
I give thanks to God because I know the good I experience from others is inspired by God.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts – Forever.