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Wednesday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 17:11-19): As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him. They stood at a distance from him and raised their voice, 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. As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee. As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him. They stood at a distance from him and raised their voice, 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.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we see how our attitude of faith can move Jesus Christ’s Heart. Those lepers, overcoming the social rejection they suffered and with a good dose of audacity, approached Jesus and "compelled" Him with their trusting request: "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!" Jesus' response is immediate: they are cured at once.

- A bit of faith can do much: if we do not see more miracles it is because we don’t "compel" the Lord very much.