Gospel: Luke 17:11-19
he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.
As he was entering a village, ten persons with leprosy met him.
They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying,
“Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!”
And when he saw them, he said,
“Go show yourselves to the priests.”
As they were going they were cleansed.
And one of them, realizing he had been healed,
returned, glorifying God in a loud voice;
and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.
He was a Samaritan.
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.”
God of abundance and joy,
You sent Jesus, your Son to show us,
Mercy is without end.
He stepped over cultural boundaries to seek the lost.
He removed barriers to reveal healing.
He touched the forbidden.
He spoke to the silenced.
He lifted up the condemned.
He befriended the lonely.
He reached out to the shunned.
He healed skin, soul and social fabric.
Thanksgiving is only in His presence.
Today, we gather as stranger and believer,
To taste you in Word and Sacrament,
To feast in our nation,
Upon the love you give your people.
We savor your Son’s name.
(Prayer text: Ronald Raab,CSC)