My pastor spoke about the 10 lepers last Sunday and how only one was thankful to Jesus. As I reflect on this, I wonder why it is that only 1 out of 10 showed gratitude to Jesus. We are like 10 lepers who get used to what we don’t have — healing. We get used to the way things are. We become cynical. We stop expecting that God will speak to us. And this goes on for weeks, months, years. And we lose the ability to be thankful.
And when good things happen, we get so fixated on the gift that we are unable to see the Giver and give thanks.
Being thankful is unnatural. It is a discipline that must be practiced. I pray that we can all learn to count our blessings, starting with our salvation, the day when our own leprosy was healed. And I pray that this can be more than just once a year ritual, but a daily practice.