Today's Lectionary Text
Throughout Advent, we will read the book of Luke together. You are invited to pause for a few minutes, quite your soul and read contemplatively Luke 17.
After reading the entire chapter, pause and read the highlighted verses below for further reflection.
Today‘s focus is on verses Luke 17:11-19
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.”
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Prayer for Reflection
O God, thank you for the amazing gifts all around us. We pause to come to you to give thanks and to praise your unending name. Prompt in us the ways to say thank you throughout our day to share your love with those we meet. Thank you. Amen.
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