Message by Joshua Mutter – October 9, 2022

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Luke 17:11-19 NIV

Observation – This story reminds us that God’s love and compassion includes those who are on the outside looking in.

Observation –  in our rush to enjoy good things we can miss out on something that is better.

The practice of gratitude is transformational.

The practice of thankfulness helps us to rediscover God as the source of equilibrium in our lives.

The practice of thankfulness has a positive effect on our relationships with others.

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