Father's reflection

28th ORDINARY SUNDAY - Lk 17:11-19
 
Somehow we often find it difficult to praise either God or other people. Praise presupposes two elements — the recognition of good in whatever form it comes, and the due acknowledgement of that good through some gesture or action.
 And we should realize that gratitude isn’t only the greatest of attributes, but the parent of them all, and that if we aren’t grateful to God we can’t taste the joy of finding Him in His creation. 
Like Naaman, the Samaritan, and Paul, we should also acknowledge and praise the goodness and tireless efforts on our behalf of other people who are instruments of God, especially our family. And like them, we should recognize that even pain and suffering can be cause for praise and gratitude, because they can bring blessing and redemption.
"Go and show yourselves to the priests."