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Thankfulness

Why is it so hard to write thank you notes? Why did only 1 out of the 10 lepers come back to thank Jesus? It is only when we thank others does relationship become possible. This is true of God as well. (Luke 17:11-19)

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

 The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (Lk 17:11–19). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.