Friends of the Rosary:
In that time, on his way to Jerusalem to suffer a sorrowful passion, Jesus Christ cured ten lepers, as we read in the Gospel of St. Luke today (Luke 17:11-19). Only one leper returned and thanked his benefactor.
The other nine didn’t have the decency to show a minimum of gratitude. Once again, it amazes us the depth of human ingratitude toward the Author of Life. We are ashamed. It’s our sinful, arrogant nature. And it’s also a lack of wisdom because these nine missed greater supernatural graces which would improve their lives.
Jesus provided them the gift of physical health probably for some decades more, but what would happen to them after that? Our Lord came to bring us eternal life, free from tears, trouble, and sickness.
We tend to think in the Divinity only when trouble strikes. When we are healthy and our business is prospering, how many times in the week do we say, “thank you, God, you are very good to me.”
Let’s ask for forgiveness and be grateful every day.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York