In this story ten lepers were healed by Jesus, but only one comes back to express his gratitude. The emphasis of this story is not merely on gratitude as a virtue. Jesus gives us many good gifts, but God’s intention is that, as we encounter his loving kindness, it would ultimately bring us back to him so that we can totally be made whole.
This story demonstrates that Jesus has the power to heal, but also to truly forgive sins. What makes this story unique though is that four friends discovered that only with Jesus we can work together to change someone’s life! As we come to Jesus, we get to bring others along with us.