Jesus Heals 10 Lepers

Written by Joel on November 2nd, 2010

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Oct 10, 2010
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 17:11-19


Opening: My experience at a border crossing. Canada & Mexico. High degree of suspicion, long lines, different people, etc.

Borders found in the text: The region between Samaria and Galilee, Lepers – clean and unclean.

Leprosy and the law – must be examined by a priest to be reinstated by the community. See Lev 13:2-17

Follow the text: they all go off, except for one a Samaritan (another boundary); along the way they recognize that they are healed.

Border ministry: Korea.

Where does the Samaritan go? He had no priest to go to and he returned to him to worship. This person on the most extreme boundaries of society: A leper in a border town, from the wrong side of that border – a Samaritan; this man recognized Christ.

Closing: Christ’s love knows no bounds, and the good news for us in our day is that he is still at work in the boundaries that exist in our day. Christ’s love is at the boundaries of our society.


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