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November 15, 2017 (Wed­nes­day) 32nd Week in Or­di­nary Time Psalter: Week 3/(Green/White) St. Al­bert the Great, bishop & doc­tor 1st Read­ing: Wis 6:1-11 Ps 82:3-4, 6-7 Rise up, O God, bring judg­ment to the earth.

Gospel: Lk 17:11-19

On the way to Jerusalem, Je­sus passed through Sa­maria and Galilee, and as he en­tered a vil­lage, 10 lep­ers came to meet him. Keep­ing their dis­tance, they called to him, “Je­sus, Master, have pity on us!“Je­sus said to them, “Go, and show your­selves to the priests.“Then, as they went on their way, they found they were cured. One of them, as soon as he saw that he was cleansed, turned back, prais­ing God in a loud voice; and throw­ing him­self on his face be­fore Je­sus, he gave him thanks. This man was a Samaritan.

Then Je­sus asked him, “Were not all 10 healed? Where are the other nine? Did none of them de­cide to return and give praise to God, but this for­eigner?“And Je­sus said to him, “Stand up and go your way; your faith has saved you.”


How can we not be grate­ful to God? The Ju­bilee of Mercy deep­ened so much my grat­i­tude to God. I al­most can­not fathom the depth of God’s love, which is mercy it­self. What moves me so much are the words of St. Paul to the Ro­mans; “It is dif­fi­cult to die for a right­eous per­son … Some­one might dare to die for a good per­son.

“God had shown how much He loves us—it was while we were still sin­ners that Christ died for us … and we were put right with God” (Rom 5:6-8).

This is how deep God’s love is! No one who re­al­izes this truth, can be un­grate­ful. The con­se­quence of sin is death. Be­cause of sin death came (Cf. Rom 5:12 ff.) We have sinned so many times yet we are alive and sus­tained by God.

God asks noth­ing but grat­i­tude. “Were not all 10 healed? Where are the other nine?” Je­sus misses our grate­ful heart. Can we not count our bless­ings and return to Him and say Thank you?

“In ev­ery­thing give thanks.”

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