II Kings 5:14-17; Psalms 98:1-4; II Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19
A Franciscan Brother named Phillip Kelly was ministering to a large group of migrant workers from Puerto Rico. Every year they journeyed to the U.S. mainland to pick fruits and vegetables for a big canning company. Many of the workers brought their families with them, and they all aspired to earn enough money to one day build a house on their native island.
Each December, the workers and their families would gather together in a Church basement for a holiday celebration that culminated with a drawing for a chance to win an all-expense-paid luxury vacation. To fund the drawing, each of the several hundred families contributed five dollars or more. As the workers arrived at the church they would deposit their contribution into a box along with a slip of paper with the family name on it.
It so happened that one year the party was attended by the canning company foreman. A twenty-five year employee, he had worked closely with the migrant workers and…