Who are you?
Jesus is approached by 10 men with leprosy who ask for mercy. Jesus sends them to the priests and, on the way, they are healed. But only one returns to give thanks to God. Even though he is not a Jew but a Samaritan, Jesus commends his faith.
In this week’s Old Testament reading, Naaman was almost too arrogant to allow God to heal him – he thought he was too important to do what Elisha asked of him. In contrast, the 10 lepers in the Gospel story, who were deemed outcast, had faith and did not hesitate to do what Jesus asked (even if only one expressed gratitude). Do we allow others to break free of the labels we give them?
This week we explore the importance of remembering what really matters.