Have You Forgotten Something?

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I can recall three rhetorical questions that accompanied me throughout my childhood. The first was, “Were you born in a barn?” That usually came when I left a door open, or I didn’t clean up my room.

The second was, “When will you ever grow up?” which was a question my brothers asked me as a carefully planned, relentless program of persecution.

The third one was, “Have you forgotten something?” That was my parents’ admonition, usually for not saying Thank You after receiving some gift.

This last question is what I think of every Thanksgiving Day. The Gospel used at church every year is the one where Jesus cures the 10 lepers, but only one of them, the Samaritan, comes back to thank Jesus (Luke 17: 11-19). A God Touch

If my mother had been there, she would have said to the nine, “Have you forgotten something?”

Inspired by Mark Trotter

Saying Thank You is more than good manners….Saying Thank You is good spirituality.

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