6 comments on “Healing Lepers

  1. The fact that the one who returned was a Samaritan could also reflect that it was in fact, someone who was considered by many to be an unbeliever who recognised who Jesus was and that to be healed by him was truly a gift from God indeed. It is possible that the other 9, who were Jews as far as we know, thought that healing was their right, as after all they were part of the nation chosen by God. Sometimes, as Christian, we too can fall into the trap of thinking that God’s action in our life is our right as a child of God (which it is, in a way) but this does not mean that we should not be thankful for every blessing we receive, no matter how small.

    • An excellent question. They would need to see a priest for only a priest could declare them clean so they might re-enter society. The man who came back to Jesus was a Samaritan, but we don’t know about the other 9. It is possible that the one came back because he couldn’t have gone to Jerusalem.

  2. Another remarkable point in this story is Jesus’ faith. When He said, “were not ten cleansed?” But Jesus hadn’t actually seen any of them get healed (they were healed as they went). This tells us a lot about the nature of real faith.

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