Eucharist means “Thanksgiving”, for me as a Catholic going to mass is a time to thank God for all He has done for me. Today’s reading spoke to me about giving thanks to God. Jesus responded to the leper returning to say thanks by telling him, his faith has saved him. That faith did have an action, it required him turning to find Jesus to say Thank You! It is what we do every time we pray, it is what we do when we go to mass on Sunday.
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 voices, 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.”