Friday, February 15, 2013
Down through the ages, this verse has been repeated in liturgies before receiving communion. Did the centurion ever think that his faithfulness would be so long remembered?
We are never worthy of the Lord’s presence under the roof of our lives. That is not the issue. Rather it is Jesus’ great love for us that has him long to dwell with us. Yet there are dispositions of the centurion that prepared him for the miracle that flowered from his faith. Consider the irony: the man was a Roman soldier just like the ones that put the nails in the hands of Jesus. However, this man spent time hammering and nailing to make the furnishings of a place of worship under which roof he was not entitled to enter, because he was a gentile!
Note the human dispositions in the four stories of this chapter. Be sensitive to what happens inside you as you perhaps pray them each in quarter parts of the day.
The Reading for Today
This is the Sixth and last week in Epiphany, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Fridays in Year C are dedicated to the Gospel of St. Luke.