Summary: The enemy of exceptionality is ordinary. But often times, the pressure to fit in only leaves us with ordinary. Ordinary people never go beyond the common denominator. This is the story of how thanksgiving distinguished a leper, making him exceptional.
This is the story of how thanksgiving and gratitude can make you exceptional in the midst of ordinary. It is the story of the ten lepers who Jesus healed on His long and arduous journey to Jerusalem.
It is critical to note the writer of this scriptural narrative, the timing of the event and it's location.
Luke the physician is the only synoptic and gospel writer to note the healing of the ten lepers. As a physician, Luke had a better understanding of the medical decrepit state of these ten lepers - disconnected from their family, disconnected from their friends and disconnected even from the religious faith community. the only place their condition gave them acceptance was "afar off" from mainstream life.