28th Week, Ordinary Time: Sunday 13th October 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 17:11-19

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.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Gratitude is an essential virtue to have in helping us to develop and deepen our relationships with people especially our loved ones e.g. parents, spouses, siblings, relatives and even strangers.


  • If we have gratitude, bring it to a deeper level to build our relationship with Our Lord. We can do this by being more conscious of God’s goodness, His abundantly blessings and His merciful forgiveness.


  • Spend time each day to ponder on our relationship with people and more importantly with God. Imagine Jesus is present in your relationships. Try to sense how He would want you to love, forgive and serve others more fully.