Wednesday 11 November 2020

About Today Readings

St Martin of Tours

Titus 3:1-7. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want – Psalm 22(23). Luke 17:11-19.

He threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him

Jesus’ action in the Gospel reveals yet again the ‘kindness and love of God’ of the first reading to Titus. Although only one man returned to thank him, Jesus generously heals all of the 10 regardless. God’s mercy is on those who live good lives and on those who don’t. Jesus’ act of reconciliation in his death and resurrection does not depend on our worthiness, but on his love towards all of humankind and, indeed, all of creation. Therefore, we are called to share that mercy and love with other members of the earth community, to spend the rest of our lives doing ‘good at every opportunity’. This is how we offer our thanks, this is how our faith saves us. It is not the prerequisite for God’s love, but the response. Let us show mercy in gratitude today.

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