October 9: The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

While our gut may be to wonder at the other nine, they’ve followed Jesus’ directions. They believed in him to ask for healing, and they did what he directed. In coming back to give thanks the Samaritan man isn’t just healed though. All ten of those who’ve asked for healing have received it. Another translation of Jesus’ final direction, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well” is “Get up and go on your way; your faith has saved you.” Your faith has made you well, your faith has saved you, a full healing of mind, body, soul, spirit, and relationships, through faith in Jesus and thanksgiving to God has brought salvation to you.

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