In Luke’s Gospel 17:11-19, “Jesus Cleanses the Ten Lepers”, it is the one leper from Samaria that comes back to Jesus to thank him despite all the being healed.
Jesus responds by saying “Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?”
I often ponder on two points in this story.
To be thankful for what we have and know and that it is important to share this with others even if may just be a simple thank you.
Furthermore it is to acknowledge the person who has done something for you.
This may lead to a relationship with that person or continue to build a stronger relationship with people who are in your life.
When we take our possessions and relationshps for granted this when we become selfish and the possibilities for growth in our relationships diminish.
This hinders us from greater happiness in our lives.
So the message is “If the only prayer we ever pray is ‘thank you’, it is enough. Meister Echart”