Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 28th Sunday of the Year.
1st Reading – 2nd Kings 5:14-17
- Naaman, a foreigner from Syria, is cured of his leprosy after he carries out the command of Elisha to bathe seven times in the Jordan river.
- Elisha will take no gift for this miracle, and Naaman now worships only the Lord.
Psalm – 98:1-4
- “The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.”
- Rejoice, for all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of God.
2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 2:8-13
- Paul contrasts the chains he wears with the power of the word of God, which is not chained.
- We persevere in faith, trusting in the eternal glory and power of Christ, who remains faithful.
Gospel – Luke 17:11-19
- Jesus cures ten lepers, one of whom is a foreigner…a Samaritan.
- The foreigner alone gives praise to God and returns to thank Jesus.
Mass Readings – 28th Sunday of the Year
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