Wednesday, June 24, 2015
the happy lepers
the best part of today's reading, i thought, was the ten lepers. they go out to see if life among their enemies is any less horrible than life at home... and they find empty tents! they find riches and food and drink. at first, they plunder the tents and take gold home, eating and drinking and having fun. but then, like the prodigal son, they come to their senses. they realize that they've been given a gift... and that they should share it. so they go back home and tell their countrymen what they found.
aren't we like that? God has blessed us with good things. and at first, our natural inclination is to simply enjoy what He has given us. but when we come to our sense, let's share what He has given us, since it all ultimately comes from Him.
thank You, God, for Your gifts... please help me learn to share.