In Luke 17:11-19 we read about a colony of lepers that were healed by Jesus. The colony consisted of ten men, but only one man returned to thank Jesus after realizing he was healed. In this lesson, we will explore this story as well as the rest of Scripture to uncover what we can learn about showing gratitude. The goal of this lesson is to help us understand the importance of gratitude so that we might always be like the one leper and never the other nine.
11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice;16 and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”“
– Luke 17:11-19