“And Jesus answering, said: ‘Were not ten [lepers] made
clean? And where are the nine ?Is there is no one found
In the world, we cannot endure ingratitude. It is only
when God is in question that we do not concern
ourselves about being ungrateful.
This wonderful cure, this miracle, had been extended
to ten persons, and of them all, one only was found
who thanked his Benefactor.
Of all the benefits we have received from Jesus Christ,
we cannot doubt that the Blessed Eucharist is one of
the greatest: and even the greater part of the blessings
we daily receive, are derived from the same source.
But who thinks of often thanking Jesus Christ for this
great benefit ? Who returns thanks to this loving Savior,
Who, in abolishing all the other sacrifices, has left us a
Victim that cannot but be pleasing to God, an offering
equal to all the other benefits we have received from Him,
and to those that we may ask of Him ; a Host capable of
cancelling all the sins of men ; a Host which is truly a sovereign
remedy for all kinds of evil ; a tree of life that has power
to communicate to us, not only health, but even immortality?
So sinful a forgetfulness, such enormous ingratitude, touched
the Heart of a Man-God, and shall it not move mine, even
when I myself am of the number of these ungrateful wretches ?"
(From Devotion to the Sacred Heart by Father John Croiset, S.J.)