The nine lepers in our text today often get the short end of the preaching stick. Similarly to Thomas, it’s easy to pick on them, easy to cast them as the “bad guys” of the text to make a point, but, while they do have their issues, doing so skews the text. So, what does that have to do with today?…For more, click on the title above.
Consider closely the words of the 10 Lepers at the beginning of our Gospel reading. “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” Each of the 10 lepers seem to make a bold confession of Christ, calling Him, “Master.” They each appear to recognize that not only is Christ right to be called, “Master,” but that He could indeed heal them. They each sound like they knew who the Messiah is, that is, One who has the power to heal with but a word. ..For more, click on the title above.