DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Gratitude – God: In today’s Gospel of the “Parable of the Ten Lepers,” Jesus proclaims the importance of showing gratitude for the great Merciful Love that God showers on us daily. Ponder on, “Do I take God for granted? If ‘no’ then, how is this shown in the quality of the daily living in my faith and relationships with others?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was travelling in the borderlands of Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten men suffering from a virulent skin-disease came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, ‘Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.’ When he saw them he said, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ Now as they were going away they were cleansed.
Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself prostrate at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan. This led Jesus to say, ‘Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.’
And he said to the man, ‘Stand up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.’