28th Sunday http://usccb.org/bible/readings/101319.cfm
Ten Samaritan lepers ask Jesus to have pity on them in their suffering and he did and sent them off to show the priest they were healed so they could be restored to the community. One came back to give thanks, and Jesus responds, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine?”
How often do you petition God with your urgent needs and how infrequently do you stop to give thanks?
Maybe the ratio of petitions to thanks needs to improve?
Garth Brooks sings “Thank God for unanswered prayers.” Think of some of those things that you petitioned God for and you imagined them as unanswered prayers. God’s Wisdom is beyond our understanding. Thank God for protecting me from my own I’ll formed desires.