Proverbs 4:10-23 | Galatians 5:16-24 | Luke 17:11-19
The ten lepers cried out from a distance, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (Gospel for the week, Luke 17:11–19). Their condition separated them from the human community and the Jerusalem Temple. For all people, the works of the flesh separate us from God and others. “Those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Epistle for the week, Gal. 5:16–24). Thus we cry out with the lepers, “Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy,” eagerly seeking His good gifts.