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Sunday Gospel Reflection with Fr. Bill Grimm

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  • October 11, 2013
Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year (C)
Luke 17:11-19

11 Now it happened that on the way to Jerusalem he was travelling in the borderlands of Samaria and Galilee.

12 As he entered one of the villages, ten men suffering from a virulent skin-disease came to meet him. They stood some way off

13 and called to him, 'Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.'

14 When he saw them he said, 'Go and show yourselves to the priests.' Now as they were going away they were cleansed.

15 Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice

16 and threw himself prostrate at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan.

17 This led Jesus to say, 'Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they?

18 It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.'

19 And he said to the man, 'Stand up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.'
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We receive many gifts from God, but it is not the gifts nor even the recipient, but the Giver, upon whom we should focus. For Catholic Christians, the Eucharist is the "source and summit of the Christian life," and Eucharist literally means "thanksgiving."

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