DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Deep Faith: In today’s Gospel, the Roman centurion’s deep faith moved Jesus with Compassion, to cure his servant. Ponder on our faith in Jesus. “Is our faith deep and personal? Do we weaken in our trust in Jesus when He does not answer our prayers speedily or in the way we expect of Him?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Matthew 8:5-10, 13
When Jesus went into Capernaum a centurion came up and pleaded with him. ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘my servant is lying at home paralysed and in great pain.’ Jesus said to him, ‘I will come myself and cure him.’ The centurion replied, ‘Sir, I am not worthy to have you under my roof; just give the word and my servant will be cured. For I am under authority myself and have soldiers under me; and I say to one man, “Go,” and he goes; to another, “Come here,” and he comes; to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it.’
When Jesus heard this he was astonished and said to those following him, ‘In truth I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found faith as great as this.’ And to the centurion Jesus said, ‘Go back, then; let this be done for you, as your faith demands.’ And the servant was cured at that moment.