28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 10, 2010
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."
The lepers’ cure came as they traveled.
Perhaps we too realize that the healings we need,
the physical ones, emotional and spiritual ones,
don’t happen all at once,
but occur as we travel, step by step, through life.
Isn’t that the way most of us come to wholeness –
step by step – with the help of trusted family,
friends, counselors, teachers, etc. who
help us experience cleansing and renewal?
Do we "realize," as the cured leper did, that
it is Jesus who is the source of our healing?
So we ask ourselves:
Fr. Damien with lepers. He became one of them.