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Jesus Heals the Leper Illustration

Christ and the Lepers
From the Codex Aureus Epternacensis (1035-1040) Diocesan Museum of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, Germany

READINGS FOR SUNDAY, October 9, 2016

Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost
  1. When you think of healing do you think of it being more than a physical matter?
  2. Ten lepers were healed.  Only one expressed thanks to Jesus.  Why only one?  Is this the time to thank God for healing you have received?
  3. Lately at MLC we have emphasized living with gratitude.  How are you doing with that?

Luke 17:11-19

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.”


Readings are from the online Revised Common Lectionary, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, a division of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

Scripture texts are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, from the Oremus Bible Browser.

Image Source: Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.