Luke 17 gives the story of Christ healing ten lepers. All of the lepers desired to be healed, and they were. But only one went back to Christ and thanked him. Christ then told this leper, “Thy faith hath made thee whole.” He was not only cleansed, but was made whole because of his faith. He received both the physical and the spiritual miracle.
There are two points I want to make about this story. The first is that a lot of times as members of the church we simply go through the motions. We go to church, pray, read our scriptures, etc. and we are blessed for doing these things. Just like the nine lepers, we are still cleansed. But are we made whole? We do all these things, but sometimes we lack the meaning behind it. We don’t really think about what we do and why we do it. So make sure that as you live the gospel, you are truly living it. Make sure you know the reason behind what you’re doing. That way you can be more fully blessed and can be made whole through your faith.
The second point I want to make is about gratitude. In this story, ten lepers were healed, but only one took the time to thank Christ. The leper that thanked Christ was blessed even more because of his gratitude. We are extremely blessed but a lot of times we take these blessings for granted. I lot of times I have to stop and remind myself how blessed I am. Heavenly Father pours out so many blessings to us every day, so make sure to take the time to thank Him. Heavenly Father loves us so much, and we can show our love for Him by thanking Him for these blessings and by being worthy to receive them.