Our statement to live by for week commencing 4th February 2013 is …..
I try to use words that make the world a better place. (please, sorry, thank you)
Jesus always wanted to help people when they were in need. Sometimes some of the people forgot to say thank you and he was very sad.
One day Jesus went up to Jerusalem and while he was on his way, he went into a little town nearby.
Ten people with a terrible skin disease came out to meet him there, and they moved across to him, saying, “Please help us, Jesus.”
When he saw them, Jesus said, “Go and see the priest.” So they did, and as they were on their way, their skin was healed.
One of the ten came straight back to jesus and he praised God at the top of his voice and said to Jesus, “Thank you, Jesus, Thank you very much.”
The other people who had been healed didn’t come back to thank Jesus for helping them.
Jesus said to the man who had said,” Thank you.”
“Didn’t all the others get better as well?
Or have they just not bothered to come and say thank you?
I wonder why you are the only one who came back.
Stand up my friend,” he said.
“God loves you and is happy for what you have done.”
Jesus was very sad that nine of the people he had helped didn’t bother to come and say thank you but he was delighted with the person who did and he said God would be happy too
It is not hard to say words like, please and thank you and these words make a real difference.