28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Today’s Gospel story about the healing of 10 lepers ends with Jesus asking, “Where are the other nine?” Only one leper returned to offer his gratitiude. Failure to say “Thank you” deprives us of even deeper blessings. Consider the many children who fail to thank grandparents for the generous check they tuck into a card on a special occasion. They may be missing out on a chance to know their own grandparents more deeply.
One clever grandmother upped the ante. “This year all my grandchildren came over in person to thank me.” she boasted to a friend. “How did you ever do that?” the friend asked. The grandmother triumphantly replied, “This year I didn’t sign their checks.”
Deacon Dick Folger