Cycle C

Good News C46

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time


 Luke 17:11-19 New American Bible

Luke 17:11-19 New International Version Bible Gateway



              Think about the little things that people do for you that you might forget to say, “Thank you.”

              Thank the person who bags your groceries at the store.  Thank the person who holds the door open for you.  Thank the doctor who gives you a prescription.  Thank the nurse who takes your temperature and blood pressure.  Thank the Crossing Guard who helps you across the street at school.  Thank the teacher who tells you firmly yet kindly how you can make better grades.  Thank the fireman when you pass a fire truck.  Thank your parents for working hard to make money to buy food for you to eat, clothes for you to wear, and shelter to keep you from the extreme heat and cold weather.  Thank your friend for helping you put a puzzle together when he really wanted to practice batting a baseball, instead.  Thank the cartoonist who makes you laugh. 


            God is responsible for putting all these people in your life.  So when you say, “Thank you.”  Say it twice.  The first Thank You is for God.  The second one is for the person God sent to help you.  Thank you, God. Thank you, Mom. 


Thank you, God.  Thank you, Dad.

Thank you, God.  Thank you, Doc.

Thank you, God.  Thank you, Teacher.

Thank you, God. Thank you, Friend.

Thank you, God.

Thank you, God, thank you.  Amen.


T is for the Toys you have to play with

H is for the Help God sends your way.

A is for the Actions you do for God.

N is Now is the time to be thankful.

K is for Jesus, King of Kings

S is for your Soul filled with goodnesss.


Copyright ©2001, 2004 Joan Y. Edwards







Say the “Our Father” and ask God to give you wisdom to make good choices in your life – so that all of your choices on earth lead you to everlasting life in heaven…the great Mall in the sky where you will have everything you need to be happy. 


“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”




Copyright © 2004 Joan Y. Edwards