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Liturgical day: Sunday 28th (C) in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 17,11-19): Then Jesus said, «Were not all ten healed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God but this alien?». On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus was passing along the border between Samaria and Galilee, and as He entered a village, ten lepers came to meet him. Keeping their distance, they called to him, «Jesus, Master, have pity on us!». Then Jesus said to them, «Go and show yourselves to the priests». Now, as they went their way, they found they were cured.

One of them, as soon as he saw 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 said, «Were not all ten healed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God but this alien?». And Jesus said to him, «Stand up and go your way; your faith has saved you».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today, Jesus Christ has healed 10 lepers, but only 1 has come to thank him. Unbelievable! Jesus has done them the greatest favor of their lives, because leprosy was an incurable disease and lepers were socially marginalized ... Only one worshiped God by thanking him for the miracle!

—The human being is the only “animal” (living being) capable of recognizing how much we owe to God and, consequently, thanking him. And yet, how easily we forget! Camels or crocodiles don't give thanks to God either ...