Join us for a special worship service this Sunday, Nov. 22 at 10:30AM on Zoom, featuring seven different reflections on the topic of gratitude. COVID-19 has reshaped our lives. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, how are you reflecting on what's truly important, and have you found a greater appreciation for daily pleasures?
Our service will focus on the story of Jesus and the ten lepers.
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, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” 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 Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were 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?” Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”
1. Where do you find yourself in this story?
2. Why do you think the Samaritan was the only one who returned to thank Jesus?
3. When has someone else (perhaps an "outsider"), unexpectedly helped you to see something important?
4. What does this story say about gratitude?