Written by the brilliant Roger
Responsibility and duty ; the thankful leper
Jesus talks about our responsibility to others and to God in this chapter. Indeed he calls it more than just a responsibility we should carry out, he says it is our duty, a moral commitment to act without self-interest and something that can’t be shirked.
In the parable of the ten lepers only one, when finding he has been cleansed, returns to thank Jesus. In coming back the leper recognised it was Jesus who had cured him. The other nine, when cleansed, temporarily at least, carried on their journey into town to see the priest. What do you think the priest would have told them? It may be they now saw it as just a co-incidence. However only the one leper who came back had faith and Jesus said it was faith that cured him. What then of the other nine?
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20, 21)
Thank you, Father for your incredible, unlimited power. Amen
Do you have responsibility for something or someone? How does that make you feel?
Do you have any duties? At home or at school? How do you feel about them?
Do you feel able to volunteer for extra responsibility now and again? What things would you be happy/unhappy to do?