Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Coslett: expecting gratitude

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
    Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”
    —Luke 17:17-18 (NIV)
    There were ten lepers healed, and only one turned back to give thanks, but it is to be noticed that our Lord did not recall His gift from the other nine because of their lack of gratitude. When we begin to lessen our acts of kindness and helpfulness because we think those who receive do not properly appreciate what is done for them, it is time to question our own motives.
    ... Evan S. Coslett (1830-1939), Leaves of Gold, Clyde Francis Lytle, ed. [1948], Honesdale, Pa.: Coslett Publishing Company, 1938, p. 33 (see the book)
    See also Luke 17:12-19; Ps. 44:21; Jer. 17:10; Matt. 6:1-4; 19:30; Heb. 4:13
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I was unworthy of Your gift; teach me not to judge others’ worthiness.
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