Thanks for the Healing

22 Dec

James Tissot - Healing of the Ten Lepers

Jesus sure has a lot of adventures. I think I should travel with him for awhile.

I’d have all kinds of things to put on my blog.

Maybe I could pretend that His adventures were really mine.

What do you mean that wouldn’t work?

I bet I could do miracles if I tried.

I licked you ankle once and it got better.

Okay, I’ll listen to the story.


On His way to Jerusalem Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.


Is that a long ways away? Do I have to go all that way to have adventures with Jesus?

Maybe He could come over here.

I am listening.


As Jesus was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met Him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”


Good thing they stayed at a distance. I bet Jesus didn’t want to catch leprosy from them.

Yes, I’m listening.


When Jesus saw them He said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.”And as they went, they were cleansed.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him – and he was a Samaritan.


Was that like the good Samaritan?

What? The Jews didn’t like the Samaritans and Jesus was a Jew?

That Samaritan must have been pretty brave to come back.


Jesus asked the Samaritan, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then He said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”


I wonder if faith works for other things besides making people well.

I have faith that I will get treats.

If I close my eyes and say, “My faith has brought me treats,” will it work?

Hey! I don’t see any treats here.

My faith has brought me treats. My faith has brought me treats.


Posted by on December 22, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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10 responses to “Thanks for the Healing

  1. marina kanavaki

    December 22, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Oh, but you have to have faith regardless… and then be sure that treats will come!!! 🙂
    Fish on your way!!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      December 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Marina, I knew my faith would work. When I open my eyes the fish will be here. Woo woo!

  2. Reviews with Andrea

    December 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Bongo, I like how you think and your responses to the story. You are a good listener. Merry Christmas, I hope you get toys and treats.

    • Bongo

      December 22, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks Andrea. Merry Christmas to you too. Treats? Did I hear treats?

  3. philosophermouseofthehedge

    December 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Faithful dogs. That’s a treat for people, Bongo!

    • Bongo

      December 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Karen, I sure agree there. What would you people do without us faithful dogs.

  4. eripanwkevin

    December 23, 2013 at 6:58 am

    The other nine didn’t have faith, so that was why they didn’t come back as they were not cleansed?
    You’re a very faithful dog, Bongo, so I’m sure You’ll get treats on Christmas Day!

    • Bongo

      December 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      Kevin, this story sounds simple, but it’s actually kind of complicated because it says that all of the lepers were cleansed. Maybe the person who came back and thanked Jesus was healed of more than just his physical disease. Maybe he had emotional or spiritual problems that Jesus healed. I sure hope I get treats for Christmas. For me it’s still one more sleep.

  5. sueannporter1

    December 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

    treats ! LOL

    • Bongo

      December 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Sue Ann, I’m hoping for lots of treats for Christmas.


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