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As believers of Jesus we need to grow to the level of Faith of the centurion

Posted in homily by frtonys on November 29, 2021

The Israelites believed themselves to be the people of God. Yet they often turned away from Him and committed great sins particularly the worship of other gods. When He sent His only Son, they refused to believe in Him. It took a pagan foreigner, the centurion, to express great faith in Him.

Jesus appreciates the man’s faith.  He says, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith.”  He should have found such faith in Israel.  That is where the people would profess to have the most faith, but the strongest faith found was in a man of violence – a soldier – a centurion – an outsider.  it is a man of war who professes the strongest faith in the Lord, and who has the most devotion to His authority.

As believers of Jesus we need to grow to the level of Faith of the centurion by knowing and personally experiencing Jesus in our lives. We do so by our meditative daily reading of the scripture, by our daily personal and family prayers, by frequenting the Sacraments, especially the Eucharistic celebration, and by surrendering our lives to Jesus in rendering loving service to others in all humility.

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