32nd Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday, 11th November 2020

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?

  • Jesus was not afraid of being close to these poor lepers. They needed His help. That was enough.


  • Only one of the ten came back to say “Thank you.” Jesus was human, like us, and was upset by this lack of gratitude.


  • One in ten, 10%. Are we perhaps like that? Just ten per cent of our prayers giving thanks, the rest asking for more and more?