2015.02.21: a greater gratefulness

Jesus said to them in reply, “Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.” – Lk 5:32

thank you, Lord Jesus
for bringing the light of good news
to those of us who are born into darkness

we who are in heavy in debt
appreciate your generous forgiveness
more than those who are wealthy

we who have serious illnesses
are grateful for your healing presence
more than those who are healthy

we who have been humbled
by our sinful nature have contrite hearts
more open to your love

we who are lost sheep
are more thankful to be found
than those who have never strayed

thank you, Good Shepherd
for bringing the kingdom of God
to the rest of your flock