Garbage and Gratitude

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God takes our garbage

11  Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12  As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy [a]  met him. They stood at a distance 13  and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

and transforms it into a gift

14  When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

to turn up our gratitude.

15  One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.  16  He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

17  Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?  18  Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”  19  Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Luke 17:11-19

Further Resources
The Field Guide: Finding Your Way Through a Difficult Diagnosis by Barbara Jandu