Daily Reflection


Giving thanks

From today’s Scripture: “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.”—Lk 17:15-16

Picture this scene in your imagination. Jesus instantaneously cures 10 lepers. Just witnessing that should bring everyone there to their knees. Though the 10 head out to do what Jesus asks, only one returns to give thanks. Picture him falling on his knees before Jesus with profound gratitude.

How much has God done for us? How often do we give thanks? Are we truly grateful? Why not take a paper and just start listing things and people for which we need to say thanks to God.

Let us pray: Thank you, God, for all you do for me. Many times, you bless me and I forget to say thanks. I love you and want to show gratitude for all you do for me.


Today’s author is Kathy O’Brien, Glenmary Lay Missioner, who has worked in our missions since 1971.



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