It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Views of Thankfulness, Reflection on Luke 17:11-19

A group of people, none acceptable for polite company, approached Jesus. They left some space but did call out to him. He healed all of them. One expressed gratitude, the one who was a foreigner.

Read this passage from three different viewpoints. First, consider what it is like to be in dire need and to have that need taken care of. What do you do next? Is returning to a normal life a plausible thing to do? Can you imagine yourself doing that?

Second, consider the response of the Samaritan. Consider his response in terms of this Thanksgiving Day? How grateful have you been?

Third, read Jesus' response. Are these rhetorical questions? Or, was he expecting an answer?

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