On October 9 the gospel lesson from Luke 17:11-19 tells the story of Jesus healing ten lepers. The geography is interesting to me, the little word “between” takes on added meaning in October, as the season of Pentecost winds down and the story of Jesus turns toward Jerusalem and crucifixion.
Many themes can be pulled from this text, from gratitude to authority. The nine are obedient, but the one was transformed.
For the kids, I read a book from my shelf, Circles of Hope, which seemed timely in the wake of hurricane Matthew and renewed prayers for the people of Haiti.