For 24 November 2011, Thanksgiving, based on Luke 17:11-19
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, â€œJesus, Master, have mercy on us!â€ When he saw them, he said to them, â€œGo and show yourselves to the priests.â€ And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesusâ€™ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, â€œWere not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?â€ Then he said to him, â€œGet up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.