Link to today’s readings: Gospel Mt 8:5-11
When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.” He said to him, “I will come and cure him.” The centurion said in reply, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith. I say to you, many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven.”
It takes a humble man to give up his authority to another. This centurion recognized the power that Jesus had and he had respect for that. He believed Jesus could heal from a distance and that belief saved his servant. Do you have that kind of faith? Are you able to see Jesus for who He is, the Son of God? Do you have that belief?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Jesus is your Son, He will come again and judge us on our faith. My faith is strong, Lord, I believe that you have healed me and forgiven me of my sins. In Jesus’ holy name, I offer you praise, honor and glory, Amen.
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.