Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/112714-thanksgiving.cfm
As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee. As he was entering a village, ten persons with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” And when he saw them, he said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” As they were going they were cleansed. And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”
How often do you give thanks back to Our Lord for all He has done for you? His gifts are many and great, if we would only pay attention to what happens in our life. The Lord is generous, how often do you notice? Do not be one of the nine, be the one who realizes his blessing and returns to give thanks.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, for all you have done in my life, I give you thanks. Sometimes it is hard to give thanks, but help me to always remember that you are the center of my life. Your forgiveness has saved my life. May I never be one of the nine. In Jesus’ holy name I ask all this, Amen.
I will praise your name for ever, Lord