Obedient Gratitude

What does it mean to say “Your faith has made you well.” How do we handle these words of Jesus in the midst of suffering, loss and pain? What kind of healing should we be seeking? And will we recognize it when it happens? These are all questions brought about by today’s scripture. How can we have an attitude of gratitude? Or should we try to have obedient gratitude?

11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16 He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?18 Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

Luke 17:11-19

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