Weekend of October 9-10, 2010-Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Kings 5:14-17                                        2 Timothy 2-13                                         Luke 17:11-19 In the first reading, Elisha cures Naaman, a leper, who then rejects all other gods but the Lord.  In the second reading, we are reminded that faith in Christ is worth sacrificing in this life, since if we have died with him, we shall also live with him.  In the Gospel, Jesus cures 10 lepers, but only one returns to thank him.

The lepers in this weekend’s readings were made whole by a loving act of God.  Naaman and the Samaritan gave thanks to God and recognized his power in their cures.  Others failed to give thanks.  How often have we given God due thanks for his blessings, especially for saving us from our human frailties and winning for us eternal life?