St Leo the Great | Wednesday 10 November 2021

Today is Wednesday the 10 November, the feast of St Leo the Great, in the 32nd week of Ordinary time.


One Hope Project sing ‘Romans 5:8’. As you listen, notice what stirs within you as you begin this time of prayer today…


Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Luke.   


Luke 17: 11-19

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he said to them, Go and show yourselves to the priests.And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ Then he said to him, Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.


Today we hear that as Jesus travels between Samaria and Galilee, he sees ten lepers coming toward him. Imagine them approaching Jesus now, crying out together, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!


How do you picture them? How can you hear them?


What needs do you encounter in your daily life? Perhaps people come to your home, or those that you notice in the streets? How do you normally respond?


Tell Jesus about these encounters, perhaps crying out on their behalf – “Jesus, Master, have mercy on them!”


Listen to the reading again, drawing your gaze on the leper who returns to Jesus, falling at his feet in gratitude.


As you pray now, call to mind Gods mercy shown to you- imagine falling at the feet of Jesus in worship, as the leper who returned, giving glory to God.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.