Luke 17:11-19 Reflection – Pray for Others to be Healed

Reflection on Luke 17:11-19 ~

Being grateful to God cannot be understated.  For example, I live near a city that is #2 in the US for the worst car accidents per capita. Over the years, I have long suspected this is because of selfishness. I have been hit over a dozen times and was never apologized to. Recently, I was rear-ended at high speed and the insurance company considered my car a total loss. As a Christian, I care for those that caused these accidents because we are expected to be one of the ten that pray for “others” to be healed.

Healing of the Lepers at Capernaum James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumHealing of the Lepers at Capernaum, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Luke 11  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16 He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18 Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 17:11-19.