First Week of Advent : Monday 28th November 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Humility in Faith: In today’s Gospel episode, the Roman centurion’s deep and humble faith that believes Jesus could cure his dying servant without even going to his home, astonished Jesus.  Ponder on, “Is our faith in Jesus deep, personal and humble or do we make unreasonable and arrogant demands on Jesus, in our needs?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 8:5-10

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.’ ‘I will come myself and cure him’ said Jesus.

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, ‘I tell you solemnly, nowhere in Israel have I found faith like this.’