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.
Luke 17, 15-16
When I was in Tanzania in September, I once again became aware of how much I take for granted in my life: clean drinking water, sleeping without a mosquito net, an infrastructure where four-lane highways are the norm. I take so much for granted, like how easily accessible the Internet is and how my frustration level rises when the connection is too slow.
Taking things and especially people for granted reflects a lack of gratitude. We can become so privileged, so satisfied, and so ungrateful for the many ways in which we are blessed.
I don’t know what the other nine lepers thought when they suddenly saw their disease disappear. But only the Samaritan, the … (read more…)
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