Go and show yourselves

         Ten lepers approached him.
         Keeping their distance, they called out, saying,
         “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
         When he saw them, he said to them,
         “Go and show yourselves to the priests.”
         And as they went, they were made clean.

                  —Luke 17.12-14

God has worked miracles in you.
It does not serve you to deny it,
or pretend they are not miracles,
or hide them.

Jesus says ”Show yourselves to the priests”
in part so they may be affirmed as acceptable.
He also sends them to bear witness.

It is an act of humble service
to show others the miracles God has worked in you—
not your own deserving, but God’s goodness.

No bird nor blossom
or tree in autumn splendor is bashful
about the beauty that’s been given them.

Go and show yourselves
and let God’s glory
shine in you.


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