Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
Here Jesus heals ten lepers.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him…
Surely the other nine where equally happy to be healed, but only one came back to thank Jesus for what He had done for him! Only one exhibited true gratitude.
Jesus wondered - Where are the other nine?
Everyone agrees the one who returned to fall at Jesus’ feet and thank Him profusely did the appropriate thing.
Most scratch their heads and question the neglect of the nine who failed to thank Jesus.
Yet, this is a picture of most of us, most of the time.
Everyday we are blessed in so many wonderful and even marvelous ways. We know the source of our good fortune. And still, we often find ourselves in the company of the nine.
Gratitude is such an attractive quality. Saying thank you everyday is the right thing to do.